Reptile

Tales of Camouflage and Leaf-Tails

Tales of Camouflage and Leaf-Tails

The masters of camouflage: The leaf-tailed geckos of Madagascar!

During my time at the Madagascar Research and Conservation Institute, going out and searching for reptiles and amphibians was one of the most enjoyable parts of the job. Day or night, I was (almost) always keen to get out and conduct another reptile survey. Night surveys were particularly interesting. We tended to conduct these only once a week, rather than the at times every day of the daytime hikes, which meant that these were a special (but tiring) treat

The Panthers of Madagascar

The Panthers of Madagascar

Panthers in Madagascar?? Yes indeed, though perhaps not quite what you were expecting! Check out our latest post and learn all about these awesome reptiles!

When I landed in Nosy Be, an island off the coast of north-western Madagascar, after over a day spent in transit, I could not wait to dive in and get started. Although I was apprehensive about being in a totally different environment to what I was used to, I wanted to be in the forest, finding animals as quickly as possible! Luckily for me, it wasn't long at all until I got my first look at some of the wildlife of Madagascar.