Kirindy Mitea

See KIRINDY

Province: Toliary (Tuléar)

Area: 72,200

Protected area status: National park

Year established:

General location: Western

Location and Access: About an hour from Morondava

Climate: Western deciduous forest

Average temperature: 14-33°C*

Elevation:

Precipitation:

Description: Kirindy is a place of extreme seasonal changes. A short, hot rainy season between December and February (where temperatures may top 40 C) is followed by nine months with little rain and cool temperatures. During this dry season, Kirindy's forest is brown, many trees are virtually leafless, and much of Kirindy's wildlife is in hibernation . Every rainy season, Kirindy explodes in verdant green vegetation and its many species of reptiles and amphibians become active.

FAUNA
Birds: 47
Reptiles: 50
   Chameleons: 7
   Snakes: 11
Frogs: 15
Mammals: 31
   Lemurs: 8
   Rodents: 5
   Insectivores: 7
   Bats: 7
   Carnivores: 3
Lemur species:
  • Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi
  • Eulemur fulvus rufus
  • Mirza coquereli
  • Phaner furcifer
  • Lepilemur ruficaudatus
  • Cheirogaleus medius
  • Microcebus murinus
  • Microcebus myoxinus

    FLORA:

    Species:

    Dominant ethnic group(s): Sakalava

    Additional notes: The private reserve of Kirindy is near this park




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