Ranomafana National Park

Ranomafana National Park

Located in the southeastern region of Madagascar near the village of Ranomafana, the Ranomafana National Park is one of the nation’s most popular parks. The eastern section of the park is the most scenic, with numerous streams splashing through densely forested hills. The park is home to the endangered golden bamboo lemur, an animal whose diet includes bamboo shoots that contain doses of cyanide that would be lethal to other animals, yet the charming golden lemur feeds on the bamboo with no ill effects.

Ranomafana National Park is part of the World Heritage Site, Rainforests of the Atsinanana. With more than 41,600 hectares (161 square miles) of Tropical rainforest, the park is home to several rare species of flora and fauna such as the lemur. The park was established in 1991 with the purpose of conserving the unique biodiversity of the local ecosystem and reducing the human pressures on the protected area.

The park is situated 65 km North-East of Fianarantsoa and 139 km West of Mananjary in the regions of Haute Matsiatra and Vatovavy-Fitovinany. The National Roads N°45 et N°25 cross the park.The Park office is located at the entrance in the village of Ambodiamontana, situated at 6,5 km from Ranomafana. The park is an important example of cloud forest, with very high levels of biodiversity. There are a number of lemur species.

http://www.touropia.com/tourist-attractions-in-madagascar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranomafana_National_Park


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