There is an amazing Lemurs' Park near the capital of Madagascar – Antananarivo. This is a small nature reserve, which is dedicated to preserving and breeding of rare plants and endangered animals.
The Park was founded in 2000 by the biologist Laurent Amoric and the scientist Maxim Allorgy. They aimed to protect endemic species of Madagascar. Today, the reserve area is 5 hectares. It is located on the banks of the river, 22 km to the South-West from the capital and it is opened to the public.
The Park belongs to the Ministry of forest and water management. Students come here not only to get acquainted with the peculiarities of local nature, but also to help the staff to care for animals, to plant trees or to clean up the area. By the way, many employees from local communities, who work in the reserve, are on a voluntary basis here.
The main objective of the institution is the breeding of lemurs, for 9 species of which the Park is home: Red ruffed lemur, Brown lemur, sifaka, ring-tailed lemur, gentle lemur, etc. Almost all of them are under threat of extinction. The reserve staff finds sick animals or their cubs in the woods and mountains, as well as mammals, local residents also bring them to the Park.
More than 70 species of plants grow on the territory of the Park, a large part of which belongs to a pine forest and bamboo, as well as various endemic species. It is home to a variety of turtles, chameleons, iguanas and other reptiles.
You can give a banana, pet and photograph lemurs. But, be careful: not all lemurs are friendly.
Daily 09:00 - 17:00
Route Nationale no1, PK 22, Katsaoka Imerintsiatosika
Phone: +261 33 11 252 59
18° 57′ 8.65″ S, 47° 21′ 27.13″ E