Somewhere in Madagascar’s most pristine rainforests, right at this very moment*, a feral cat is killing an adorable, chubby rat with fur the color of rust.Read More
It is the early 21st century. Cheetos are hot, avocados are putting millennials into debt, and where traveling across the ocean used to be a months-long endeavor on a ship filled with danger, disease, and a dearth of food variety, now one can simply deal with the above on a plane for less than a day…Read More
If you go into the Madagascar rainforest today, you’re in for two assured sightings: a small, black-and-white bird called a Madagascar magpie-robin, and a small, red-furred rodent called a red forest rat…Read More
Well, although wild lemurs in general (and ring-tailed lemurs, specifically) face heinous pressure due to habitat destruction/degradation and hunting, don’t light a candle for the wild ring-tailed lemur just yet. Eager to understand how such a hardy species could decline so rapidly, I combed through the two studies (and a few of the studies that they used as their data sources) and found two glaring bits of information that were left out of the worrying news…Read More
Finally, Donah turned back to me and said, “Yes. That is the fitoaty.”
This was it. This was the mysterious fitoaty. We all looked at the picture again.
“Huh,” I said.Read More
How would you feel about going on a spontaneous tropical cruise with a group of your closest friends? No planning, no talking it over, just getting up and sailing away. Nice, right? The catch here is that this cruise is a one-way journey that will take place on a mat of vegetation. There will be little food and water. A few of your friends will probably die. When you finally make landfall, hopefully you’re attracted to your remaining friends, because they are now your only dating options. Better throw on some Isleys or Marvin Gaye.Read More
Name: Martin René.
Birth date: March 31st, 2064.
Blood type: O+.Read More
White-fronted brown lemurs were legion. They would run through our camp, snacking on the fruit in the trees; they would chitter and hoot from the branches above our heads during our lemur surveys. I started to sigh when they were the only things we saw during a survey. I stopped taking pictures.
Then, I read our lemur guide book and got a reality check…Read More