Gallery: Madagascar’s 20 Coolest Creatures

Madagascar is known as “The Eighth Continent” largely because its birds, animals and plants are absolutely nothing like those of any of the other seven continents and presents travelers with an “other-worldly” experience. Over 70% of the 250,000 wildlife species in Madagascar are found nowhere else in the world. The same is true of the birds, with over 100 endemic species being found (more than half the total bird species), plus a further twenty near-endemics. Below are some of the coolest wildlife creatures you can find in “Mad.”

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