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Madagascar: Home To Lemurs, Baobabs And Other Exotic Marvels

Madagascar: Home To Lemurs, Baobabs And Other Exotic Marvels

MADAGASCAR — What's this lemur doing in my lap? Well, not exactly in my lap, but close enough for me to wonder about its next move. I'm in the open dining area of rustic Camp Amoureux near Madagascar's remote Kirindy dry rain-forest reserve, where I've come to explore the country's flora and fauna. The pesky little creature is poised to grab the leavings of my mango. He isn't the only greedy one. Lured by the smell of fresh mangoes, a bunch of lemurs have sprung out of the forest during our breakfast hour, giving our jet-lagged bodies a slight shock. They're aggressive, but not in a threatening way, these furry brown primates with the...

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