Just chilling? Nope—these ring-tailed lemurs are heating up! Their stomachs aren’t as furry as the rest of their bodies, so they often point their bellies toward the sun for warmth.
Photograph by Inaki Relanzon, Minden Pictures
To confuse predators, flatid leaf bugs clump together on branches so they look like flower clusters.
Photograph by Visuals Unlimited, Inc., Andres Morya, Getty Images
Gecko? More like geck-whoa! The mouth of the giant leaf-tailed gecko holds more than 300 tiny teeth.
Photograph by Piotr Naskrecki, Getty Images
The spikes of the lowland streaked tenrec don’t just look tough. On its back are special quills that, when rubbed together, make high-pitched sounds.
Photograph by M G Therin Weise, Getty Images
Minute leaf chameleons are tiny tricksters. When threatened, the inch-long (28 to 33 millimeters) lizards play dead by dropping from trees to imitate fallen leaves.
Photograph by Danita Delimont, Alamy Stock Photo
The eyes aren’t the only thing about the fossa that are fierce. As Madagascar’s largest carnivore, it's also the island's top predator.
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The tail of a Madagascar moon moth can be up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) long, but its life is very short. After hatching as a moth from its cocoon, it lives for only four to six days.
Photograph by Nick Garbutt, Nature Picture Library
By hopping sideways on two legs, sifakas can "dance" quickly across the ground—even with babies on their backs!
Photograph by Renaud Visage, Getty Images
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