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  • Writer's pictureIsaac yelchin

Magic of Madagascar

Updated: Dec 1, 2020

Splitting from the mainland over 70 million years ago Madagascar has had plenty of time to evolve fascinating endemic creatures. These strange and incredible animals are found nowhere else on earth. Feast your eyes on these wonderous animals in the video below.

It is home to some of the most intelligent and silly primates, the lemurs. Some species are extra talkative and have languages with over 50 words.

Chameleons roam the island, looking two ways at once. Changing color at a moments notice, to camouflage, or express their mood. How do you think the one pictured below is feeling?

There is not a single venomous snake. Which is rare and surprising for a country in Africa, where dangerous animals are quite common.

Madagascar is stunning and friendly. A paradise for life.

Luck is on your side if you can visit. Your eyes will be filled to the brim with colors, your ears stuffed full of sounds, and your mind bursting with joy. What sorts of beings will greet you?


Isaac Yelchin is foremost a herpetologist. He studies lizards, frogs, newts, and the like. Specifically, he spends all day and night thinking about what it is like to be an animal. What are the animals thinking about? What is their perspective? When he should be working, he sits and stares at his pet lizard asking himself these questions.

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