Republic of Madagascar
République de Madagascar
MADAGASCAR’S LEMURS – IT’S ALL RELATIVE
Karin and Robin Hepworth’s unforgettable holiday
Nobember 4, 2011
The Republic of Madagascar is an island country located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa.
The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (at 587,041 square kilometres (226,658 sq mi), the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which include Nosy Be and Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie).
We both earn our money in aviation and spend it on trips and journeys. Robin is British and has been living in Switzerland for almost eight years. In his first year abroad he met Karin, a native Swiss. The rest is history...
We share the enthusiasm for wildlife, travel, golf, manned space flight, only to name a few. Last year, in October, we visited the 8th continent, Madagascar.
The theme was 'Madagascar's Lemurs', but we got close to a great variety of other wildlife, too...
We are looking forward to share some of those impressions on 4 November 2011.
Lemurs are a special group of found only on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. There are 50 species of lemurs and 17 are on the endangered species list.
Lemurs are prosimians, or primative primates. They are social animals with long limbs, flexible toes and fingers, and long noses.
Habitat loss is the main threat to lemurs today, as people clear their native forests for farm land.