Thursday, 15 November 2012


11th November

It’s a bit of a comedown, perhaps, after the thrills of Kirindy, but every new mammal is welcome and I happen to be a big fan of rats. Black rats are especially sweet and I’m sure they never meant any harm by whole plague thing.

My lemur tour group has arrived and we are in Antsirabe, en route to the wet forests of Ranomafana in the hope of seeing its rare and beautiful inhabitants.

New today near Tana


black rat
Rattus rattus


ornate girdled lizard
Zonosaurus ornatus

lined day gecko
Phelsuma lineata lineata

2012 Totals
Mammals: 127
Birds: 981
Reptiles: 71
Amphibians: 16
Fish: 12

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