Wildlife & Animals – Marojejy NP

Philip Briggs
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By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.

Although primarily a hiking destination, the pristine rainforest of the Marojejy mountain range is home to a good variety of wildlife. There are 11 species of lemurs recorded and an impressive 147 reptile and amphibian species, of which 18 are endemic to the park. Frogging is a rewarding pastime here and the fluorescent green Guibé's mantella is just one of the many colorful frogs to be found in the mountain streams.

Abundant
Common
Occasional
Rare
None
Silky sifaka Occasional
Dwarf lemurs Occasional
Seal's
sportive lemur Occasional
Fossa Very Rare
Aye-aye Very Rare

Wildlife Highlights

The flagship mammal of the park is the all-white, critically endangered silky sifaka. This is one of the most vulnerable primates in the world. Although there are only about 1000 individuals left in the wild, they are quite easy to find if you’re prepared to hike high up the mountain.

Best Time for Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Marojejy is best from September to December. In October to November many lemurs have babies, and reptiles are most active from October onwards. January to March are generally too wet to visit, and the Dry season months from May to July are good for hiking but not as good for seeing all the wildlife.

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