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Madagascar

Madagascar

Madagascar


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Located roughly 500 miles off the coast of Africa across the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar is a world unto itself.  It is the fourth largest island in the world and is roughly the same size as Texas.  Though now considered a part of the African continent, Madagascar separated from Gondwanaland 150 million years ago and was most recently connected to India.  The island split from India 88 million years ago and has been isolated ever since, allowing for the evolution of a wide range of native plants and animals found nowhere else in the world.   Madagascar is classified as a Conservation International Biodiversity Hotspot.  Approximately 80% of Madagascar’s plant and animal species are found nowhere else in the world.


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