Most people only know of the island of Madagascar – to the south of Africa – because of the 2005 animated movie of the same name. Few are familiar with the actual island, its inhabitants, or the creatures that live there. It is a totally isolated piece of land and quite mysterious. The entire area has been spared the wrath of tourism, making it the perfect habitat for budding animal species to grow strong. Madagascar is a wonderful, beautiful island, but one that does not get enough recognition. Here are ten curious facts about the mysterious island of Madagascar.
Politically and geographically, Madagascar belongs to Africa. Originally, however, the island was a part of modern Asia. However, it split from the Indian peninsula around 88 million years ago.
The native plants and animals on the island live in isolation, which makes the island a true bio-diverse location with over 90 percent of the wildlife being endemic.