Madagascar
Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Image of the Day: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
By reevaluating a fossil species, researchers have developed a new theory for the lemur colonization of Madagascar.  
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2017
Nearly four dozen people have died.
Plague Outbreak in Madagascar
Plague Outbreak in Madagascar
Karen Zusi | Sep 8, 2015
Pneumonic plague last month claimed 10 lives in 13 days, the World Health Organization reports.
Esteemed Primatologist Dies
Esteemed Primatologist Dies
Abby Olena | Feb 20, 2014
Alison Jolly, who discovered that females dominate social hierarchy in lemurs, has passed away at age 76.
Rare Reptiles Breed in Wild
Jef Akst | Apr 27, 2012
Two baby ploughshare tortoises born to parents raised in a captive breeding program are discovered in Madagascar, validating the conservation effort.
Telltale Tortoises
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2012
Researchers are permanently marking endangered reptiles in Madagascar to keep the animals from entering the illegal wildlife trade.Read the full story. [gallery]
Marked for Life
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2012
Conservationists working in Madagascar are doing the unthinkable—defacing the shells of endangered ploughshare tortoises—but it may be the animals’ last hope.