Sifaka Lemur
Sifaka Lemur

Sifakas remain upright as they leap quickly from tree to tree using their powerful hind legs. In this way, they can clear distances of over 9 metres in a single bound!

Tomato Frog
Tomato Frog

These frogs are poor swimmers although they choose to live close to water. Females are three times bigger than males and they can inflate their bodies to look even bigger!

Madagascar Serpent-Eagle
Madagascar Serpent-Eagle

This bird of prey is one of the rarest in the world. Despite its name, most of its diet is made up of chameleons and geckos.

Chameleon
Chameleon

Chameleons changing colour to match their environment is a myth. Actually they change colour due to mood, temperature, health, communication, and light.

Tanala Tribe
Tanala Tribe

Tanala are one of the tribes found in Madagascar. In English ‘Tanala’ means 'people who live inside the forest'. They are well known for their tradition to take only from the forest what they need to survive.

Madagascar Giant Jumping Stick Insect
Madagascar Giant Jumping Stick Insect

These insects can grow up to 18 centimetres long. They use lots of methods to avoid being eaten including giving off a horrible tasting chemical, playing dead and shedding and regenerating their legs if needed.

Angonoka Tortoise
Angonoka Tortoise

This reptile is at an extremely high risk of extinction. It is estimated that only around 600 remain in the rainforests and it is feared they will become extinct in the wild in the next 10 to 15 years.

Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur

During mating season, male lemurs battle for dominance by trying to 'outstink' each other! They cover their long tails with smelly secretions and wave them in the air to determine which animal is more powerful.

Madagascar Fire Millipede
Madagascar Fire Millipede

When under attack, these insects coil up and release toxic chemicals. Some lemurs have learnt to use this to their advantage, picking the millipedes up and rubbing the chemicals on their fur to ward off mosquitos.