Madagascar (7 galleries)

Separated from mainland Africa by 350km of sea and 160 million years in evolutionary time, Madagascar is a parallel world, unlike any other. The island's long geographical isolation has effectively turned it into a living laboratory where the endless tamperings of natural selection have taken animals and plants along evolutionary pathways unlike anywhere else.

Consequently the vast majority of its species are endemic - in other words, they are found and live nowhere else on...
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