Animals

Weisskopfmaki On Madagascar, species diversity is one amazing fact alongside the absence of common species elsewhere. For instance, there are no African elephants, antelopes, giraffe or big cats. Similarly, there are no great apes or other smaller ape species. Woodpeckers and poisonous snakes do not inhabit this island. Here, the natural world has established an entirely different ecobalance. Madagascar is neither Africa nor Asia. Biologically, the island is in fact the eighth continent of the world!
Madagascar is famous for its lemurs or promisians (red ruffed lemurs, white-fronted brown lemurs, etc.) But it is also well known for its 150 plus frog species, 53 chameleons, more than 250 bird species and 32 tanreks (hedgehog-like mammals).


Animals in the Masoala Rainforest at Zurich:

Afrikanische Zwergglanzente Nettapus auritus
Afrikanisches Blatthühnchen Actophilornis africana
Alaotra-Halbmaki Hapalemur griseus alaotrensis
Aldabra-Riesenschildkröte Geochelone gigantea
Bernierente Anas bernieri
Blaugrüne Demoiselle Chromis viridis
Blaukopf-Erdracke Atelornis pittoides
Buntfröschchen Mantella laevigata
Dunkle Pelomedusen-Sumpfschildkröte Pelusios subniger
Gelbpunkt-Riedfrosch Heterixalus alboguttatus
Glattrand-Gelenkschildkröte Kinixys belliana
Goodman-Mausmaki Microcebus lehilahytsara
Grauköpfchen Agapornis cana
Grosser Igeltanrek Setifer setosus
Grosser Katzenmaki Cheirogaleus major
Grosser Madagaskar-Taggecko Phelsuma madagascariensis
Grosser Vasapapagei Coracopsis vasa
Hauben-Seidenkuckuck Coua cristata
Hottentottenente Anas punctata
Kleiner Vasapapagei Coracopsis nigra
Kuhreiher Ardeola ibis
Madagaskar-Brillenvogel Zosterops maderaspatana
Madagaskar-Dajal Copsychus albospecularis
Madagaskar-Drongo Dicrurus forficatus
Madagaskar-Fauchschabe Gromphadorhina portentosa
Madagaskar-Fluchtvogel Hypsipetes madagascariensis
Madagaskar-Hundskopfboa Sanzinia madagascariensis
Madagaskar-Perlwachtel Margaroperdix madagarensis
Madagaskar-Schildechse Zonosaurus madagascariensis
Madagaskar-Turteltaube Streptopelia picturata
Madagaskarente Anas melleri
Madagaskarweber Foudia madagascariensis
Moskitofisch Gambusia affinis
Mähnenibis Lophotibis cristata
Pantherchamäleon Furcifer pardalis
Plattschwanzgecko Uroplatus fimbriatus
Rodrigues-Flughund Pteropus rodricensis
Roter Vari Varecia variegata rubra
Rotschnabelente Anas erythrorhyncha
Rotschwanz-Ährenfisch Bedotia geayi
Rotstirn-Seidenkuckuck Coua reynaudii
Tausendfüsser Rhapidostreptus virgator
Tomatenfrosch Dyscophus antongilii
Weisskopfmaki Eulemur fulvus albifrons
Witwenpfeifgans Dendrocygna viduata