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How well do you know Madagascar’s lemurs? Animal quiz

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The Common Big-Eyed Snake

In Madagascar, no one needs to be afraid of snakes. One of the most common snakes in the west and south of the island is the Common Big-Eyed Snake (Mimophis mahfalensis). But it is also one of the most harmless snakes that only bites in the worst of times. If you simply watch it, you will discover exciting behaviours. The …

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Cuvier’s Madagascar Swift: Oplurus cuvieri

It actually isn’t really big, but at least clearly the biggest in its family: The big Cuvier’s Madagascar Swift (Oplurus cuvieri) measures a maximum of 38 cm from the nose to the tip of the tail. Alone the scaly tail constitutes good 20 cm of it. Cuvier’s Madagascar Swift belongs to the family of the Madagascar iguana, that there is …

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Black lemurs on drugs

Mohrenmaki

Not half a meter tall, having with two kilos the weight of a small cat and pitch black colored: These are black lemurs (Eulemur macaco). However, only the males are black. The females of have little to do with the name. Their coat is reddish brown, only their face and hands are black, the first one framed by a white …

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What do you really know about Madagascar? Travel quiz

Baobab-Allee

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Pinocchio in the rainforest: Calumma gallus

Calumma gallus

With its long, colorful nose, this chameleon is probably one of the most interesting, albeit smaller, species among the long-tongued reptiles: Calumma gallus. Some call it the Pinocchio or Cyrano chameleon because of its characteristic long nose. But actually there is no “real” English name. The life of a Calumma gallus begins, as with so many reptiles, in the egg. …

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The Madagascar bright-eyed Frog

Boophis madagascariensis

It’s not green, the Madagascar bright-eyed or tree frog! Absolutely right. The Madagascar bright-eyed frog, Boophis madagascariensis, captivates less with colourful colours than with its impressive body size. It is a good six to eight centimetres long, individual specimens even ten centimetres from the tip of the nose to the coccyx. Among Madagascar’s frogs, it is thus one of the …

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Bananen Ananas Creme (1)

This sweet dessert comes from the vicinity of the port city of Toamasina (Tamatave). It is basically a simple banana-pineapple cream. Both fruits can be found on Madagascar especially in the rainy season in abundance on the east coast, where they thrive particularly well due to the humid and warm climate. In Madagascar, both pineapple and bananas taste extremely intense. …

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Visas

Flugzeug Langstreckenflug

Where do you go at the airport? Those who arrive in Madagascar for the first time should follow the others over the landing field to the airport building. There, one has to sort oneself in the right way: Those who already have a visa have to queue at the “Avec visa” queue for their entry stamp. Those who do not …

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Airports in Madagascar

Flughafen Maroantsetra (3)

There are currently ten airports operating in Madagascar, only three of which offer international flights. Madagascar’s airports differ greatly in equipment, size and modern equipment such as safety checks or baggage carousels. The number of passengers handled and the professionalism of the local staff varies accordingly. Antananarivo (TNR): The airport Ivato, named after the district of the same name of …

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