tsingy of bemaraha

Stone Forest - Madagascar

Madagascar is famous for its biodiversity. 90% of the species of flora and fauna found on the island are not found anywhere else in the world. 

The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park sits on the west coast and and is characterised by its sharp limestone formations that create what is known as the stone forest. These rocks make the forest nearly impenetrable, and are razor sharp, cutting easily through protective clothing and flesh. 

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The Stone Forest of Madagascar

The Grand Tsingy of Bemaraha in western Madagascar is the world’s largest stone forest. Isolated and inhospitable, this huge collection of razor-sharp, high spiked vertical rocks of eroded limestone looks like the last place where wildlife would thrive.

But despite its cold, dangerous appearance, the labyrinth of 300 foot stones is home to a number of animal species, including 11 types of lemur. Its name “Tsingy” translates as ‘where one cannot walk’.

anonymous asked:

Mr. Scamander, I was wondering if you have any suggestions for a magical beast for a pet for a younger sibling? Is there any that you would suggest, or should I opt to instead get him an owl or a cat?

Owls and cats make wonderful pets, if a bit boring.  Depending on the age of your younger sibling, you could offer them an educational experience with a fire crab, or perhaps a few streelers.  Or a grindylow in a nice aquarium.  There’s also been talk about a new, miniature breed of dragon that’s been discovered in Madagascar’s Tsingy de Bemaraha national park…