Love Lemurs? Check Out Andasibe-Mantadia National Park!

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Lemurs are one of my favorite primates. Native to the island of Madagascar and popularized by the movie of the same name, these cute little mammals inhabit the trees and scurry about in the jungle of this Indian Ocean island nation.

If you find yourself wanting to travel to Madagascar to catch a glimpse of these furtive beauties, there’s one place you absolutely must go: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.

A 155-square-kilometer protected area located on the eastern interior side of the island, this park is known as one of the top places in the world to see lemurs in their natural habitat. This primary growth forest hosts all kinds of species, from terrestrial crabs to tree crabs. 

The crown jewel and the main draw of the park, however, are the eleven species of lemurs that can be found inhabiting the park.

The biggest lemur in Madagascar, the indri, is one of the biggest attractions at this park. A critically endangered species, the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is one of the most important protected areas that help maintain the survival of lemurs.

Be sure to visit this beautiful jungle area and its furry friends if you find yourself traveling in Madagascar!