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Fabulous island of Madagascar

Fabulous island of Madagascar Fabulous island of Madagascar

The island of Madagascar is not a tourist mecca of the world. However, after the famous animated film of the same name, the island began to appear in many tourist catalogs, as a place on the map of the globe where there is, on what to see and where to rest not only taking part in a sort of safari, but also on the coast of the warm, Indian Ocean.

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The greatest interest in the island of Madagascar is for those travelers who have little interest in the flora and fauna of various continents and isolated ecological systems. And in Madagascar really is something to see, because the uniqueness of this region lies in the fact that the island is about 160 million years ago, separated from continental Africa and 60-70 million years ago, there was a water border between Madagascar and India.

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With this in mind, almost all the flora and fauna, borrowing some elements of these continental formations, was virtually isolated from external influence and develop independently. So that the territory of Madagascar survived such animal and plant species, which, for one reason or another on other continents simply died out.

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And one of the most striking examples of this state of affairs is such a large, carnivorous mammals such as Voss. It is written in Latin, as Cryptoprocta ferox and says that Foss is not related to the cat family, as it would seem at first glance, and the most near relative of Fossa is none other than the mongoose. So that in this example is not quite hard to imagine anyone else can we see on the half a million square kilometers of Madagascar, without regard for the territory of cities and farmland.

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However, the most colorful, the vast Madagascar look small groves local baobabs, which are slightly different from their African relatives, but impressive for its size and its antiquity. Baobab - it is simply the king ...

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