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5 Top Countries for Wildlife Spotting (Slideshow)

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3. Madagascar.

Some 70 million-odd years ago, this African island broke off from the Gondawana supercontinent, and the flora and fauna of Madagascar developed in isolation. Thus, nearly all of the island’s plant and animal species are found nowhere else on earth. Dozens of species of lemur, Madagascar’s most iconic animal, roam these forests. You’ll find abundant marine life living in the coral reefs around the island, too.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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1:46AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

4:52PM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

The southern part of Argentina is most alluring!

6:18AM PDT on Sep 10, 2013

And where is Nepal !!!!!
Where you can see lots of diversity in comparatively small area !!!

9:34AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

I want to go to all 5 so badly

9:52AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Thanks for sharing

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4:32AM PDT on Aug 12, 2013

Don't think I'll ever go to any of those places, but thanks for sharing.

11:13AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

1:38PM PDT on Aug 5, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

8:20AM PDT on Aug 1, 2013

Madagascar and Borneo-- both high on my wish list, but don't know when/if I'll get there.

10:55AM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Fascinating and intriguing, some very splendid places for a delightful visit.

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