Wacky Weekend: Animals of Madagascar

Madagascar, an island country off the coast of Africa, is a hot spot for amazingly diverse animals. Check out ring-tailed lemurs, chameleons, insects, and other awesome animals that call the island home in the photo gallery below.

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
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.
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