Madagascar is the center of endemic wildlife, which makes up most of the fauna of the island. The fact that the island remained in relative isolation after breaking off from the Gondwana supercontinent ensured that nature would flourish without human impact until about 2,000 years ago.
About 75% of all animals found in Madagascar are native species.
All known species of lemurs live only in Madagascar.
Due to isolation, many animals living in the African mainland, such as lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, monkeys and antelopes, did not come to Madagascar.
More than 2/3 of the world’s chameleons live on the island.
Madagascar hissing cockroach
Reptiles and snakes
Fantasy leaf-tailed gecko
Madagascar leaf-nosed snake
Malagasy blunt-nosed snake
Madagascar long-eared owl
Blue Madagascar Cuckoo
Barn owl Madagascar
Madagascar pond heron
pygmy sperm whale
The different types of habitat on the island include:
All animals, birds and insects have adapted to their environment; With such a diverse environment, it is natural to have a rich variety of living organisms.
The nature of Madagascar is facing threats, species are on the verge of extinction, mainly due to the illegal animal trade and loss of habitat due to urbanization. Many species, including chameleons, snakes, geckos and turtles, face the threat of extinction.