Thank you for joining us on Day 17 .....as we head for Madagascar.....
We have arrived in Antananarivo......
but the city does not seem to be of interest to my travelling companions.
They just want to meet "King Julian"
Nopi is soooo excited....singing and dancing........she is going to see King Julian, the "king of the lemurs."
What are lemurs??
Well , they are primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. Did you know that most lemurs are listed as an endangered or threatened species? Many species have become extinct in the last century, mainly due to habitat destruction (deforestation) and hunting.
Conservation of lemurs in Madagascar is a high priority, but the country's poor economic situation and the lemurs' limited range make it an uphill battle. In 2008, a total of 99 living lemur species were formally recognized, with more species likely to be discovered or differentiated in the future.
Please hold on a second, allow me to check the latest news before we plan an entire trip through this country......