Sunday, July 5, 2015

Spectacular fauna!

During our visit to Antja Reserve (see earlier post) two varieties of larger fauna were to be seen.
One, the well-known Ring-tailed Lemur is endemic (original and unique) to Madagascar.

The other, the Greater Useless Wombat, is an invasive species that arrived recently in Madagascar via Europe, and is relatively obscure.  The Wombat's red ruff  and crest enable it to hide among the bracts (often but mistakenly regarded as flowers) of the poinsettia trees (otherwise known as Madagascar plants, by the Malagasy).

(Composed by Simon not Sue!)


  1. Simon''s picture would be a great Christmas card cover!