Protected area status: Special reserve
General location: Northern
Location and Access: Northeast of Majunga
Climate: Dry deciduous forest
Average temperature: 27°C
Elevation: 0 to 410 m
Description: Bora has a dry tropical climate with two distinct seasons: a warm rainy season (November - April) and a cool dry season (May - October).
Lemur species: Propithecus verreauxi coquereli
Eulemur fulvus fulvus
Avahi laniger occidentalis
According to ANGAP, there are 8 vegetation zones in Bora, the most significant of which are:
Dominant ethnic group(s): Tsimihety
Official web page: http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/bora/index.htm
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