Island of Lemurs

Day two we see lemurs! Lots of them. Seven kinds of them. The nocturnal woolly lemur sleeping in a tree is our first sighting of the rare creatures. We are on a hike in Andasibe National Park. Next we see sifaka, and then the Indri Indri. A couple of them have babies peering out from the safety of clinging to their mothers tummies.

On to a canoe journey to a little island that is part of the Vakona Forest Lodge Center. This island is full of relocated lemurs. Former pets and other trapped lemurs have been released back into the wild onto this island where they procreate and are cared for. They are able to forage on their own and enjoy being fed bananas by the visitors. Black and white rough lemurs, Common brown lemurs, the cutest creature I may have ever seen the Bamboo Lemur. On a separate island is a group of Ring tail lemurs.

We share bananas with them, are boarded by Ring tails, get lemur licks as they snack on banana from our hands, and one Black and white rough gets a little fiesty as the day ends and it has had too much banana (it gives out a couple lemur bites. Austin almost punched it in the face.)

Even though a lemur bit me, they are still magical creatures.

About Natalie

Natalie Fisher is a dancer, teacher, silk aerialist, and choreographer. She is inspired by the wilderness. Her work involves finding the seam where her worlds of dance, aerials and the wilderness meet.

3 thoughts on “Island of Lemurs

  1. Awesome! What a great experience. I am so glad you two are getting to see stuff like this. Amazing photos too. Hope you are both doing well and having fun. Tell Austin to be careful there are more lemurs and they might gang up on him. 🙂 Thanks for the pics. Love you both. 😀

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