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Thursday, 24 April 2014 |
The Lost Continent Of Mauritia

The Lost Continent Of Mauritia

February 26, 2013 – We are all familiar with the lost continent of Atlantis, but no one has been able to prove if it definitely existed or where it would have been located. That isn't the last we've heard of lost continents though! An international group of scientis ...... Read more
Robo-Roaches Could Save Your Life One Day

Robo-Roaches Could Save Your Life One Day

September 28, 2012 – If you've ever seen a cockroach in real life you'll know that it isn't a pleasant experience. But as scary-looking as they are they might help rescuers save your life one day. Researchers at the University of North Carolina have created ...... Read more
Rare Ducks Hatch

Rare Ducks Hatch

April 18, 2012 - The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust have announced that eighteen pochards from Madagascar have hatched in a captive breeding centre. Madagascan pochards are the world's most endangered species of ducks. Counting the eightee ...... Read more
Pricey Ice Cream

Pricey Ice Cream

April 16, 2012 - Due to a worldwide shortage of vanilla pods, analysts believe that the price of ice cream and other products heavily reliant on vanilla flavour will skyrocket this summer. Vanilla is the second most expensive spice on the market trading at a price lower only ...... Read more
Tiny Lizards

Tiny Lizards

February 23, 2012 - One of the world's tiniest lizards has been identified by researchers in the African island nation of Madagascar. The miniature lizard reaches a maximum length of 0.29 centimetres which is just over one tenth of an inch. The discovery was made by a re ...... Read more
Hi Aye Aye!

Hi Aye Aye!

January 25, 2012 - The largest nocturnal primate in the world is a lemur local to the African island nation of Madagascar. It is called an aye-aye. Researchers have been studying thermal images of the aye-aye in action and noticed that one finger belonging to the primate looked v ...... Read more
Stolen Tortoises!

Stolen Tortoises!

August 12, 2011- Two men have been arrested in Madagascar after attempting to steal 200 live tortoises! 26 of the reptiles were Ploughshare tortoises, which are one of the rarest species on Earth and are endangered. The authorities found the animals alive in a box at the local airport in t ...... Read more
Hello Durell Vontsira!

Hello Durell Vontsira!

November 12, 2010 - A new animal has been found on the island nation of Madagascar. The animal is brown and furry and looks similar to a mongoose. Naturalists discovered it in the wetlands of Lake Alaotra and named it after Gerald Durrell who was a British naturalist who led many ...... Read more
Did You Know: Madagascar

Did You Know: Madagascar

Madagascar is an island located off the southeastern coast of the African continent. The official languages are Malagasy, French and English and the capital city is Antananarivo. It is the fourth largest in the world and is the world's largest producer and exporter of vanilla. Much of the pla ...... Read more
Whale’s World Record!

Whale’s World Record!

October 18, 2010 - A humpback whale has broken a world record. The whale has swum the longest distance ever traveled by a mammal. It is believed that the animal has been looking for a mate over almost 10,000 kilometres or over 6,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Oce ...... Read more