Madagascar - Mantadia National Park

On September 23, we drove for about 1 1/2 hours over a rough dirt road from Vakona Lodge to Mantadia National Park, a tropical rain forest area (though this was the dry season). Click photos to enlarge them.

The vegetation was lush:

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We saw a red-bellied lemur with a beautiful chestnut coat,

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a troupe of diademed sifakas, including a mother with a baby,

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and a black and white ruffed lemur.

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We also encountered some other striking animals, including a pygmy kingfisher,

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a small but beauriful butterfly,

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and a green gecko on a fence-post.

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It's often harder to find (and certainly harder to photograph) animals in the wild than in a zoo or private reserve, but it's also more exciting and rewarding.

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