Kirindy Mitea National Park

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Kirindy Mitea National Park
Kirindy Forest
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Malagasy Giant Hognose Snake.jpg
Map showing the location of Kirindy Mitea National Park
Map showing the location of Kirindy Mitea National Park
Location of the Kirindy-Mitea Park in Madagascar
Nearest city Belo sur Mer, Morondava
Coordinates 20°49′S 44°09′E / 20.817°S 44.150°E / -20.817; 44.150Coordinates: 20°49′S 44°09′E / 20.817°S 44.150°E / -20.817; 44.150
Area 722 km²
Established 1997
Governing body Madagascar National Parks Association
http://www.parcs-madagascar.com/fiche-aire-protegee_en.php?Ap=19 www.parcs-madagascar.com
Baobab

Kirindy Mitea National Park is a dry deciduous national Park in western Madagascar of about 12,000 hectacres. It is situated in the Menabe Region near Belo sur Mer and Morondava. It is surrounded by the Maharivo River and Lampaolo River.

Fauna[edit]

In this park are found 11 species of mammals of which 10 are endemic. Among them figures also the Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, the smallest primate in the world, that is only known from this park. Also the fossa, Madagascar's largest predator, and the lemurs only predator (apart from man). Other mammals endemic to the Menabe region include the giant jumping rat (Hypogeomys antimena) and the narrow-striped mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata).

Furthermore there are 47 species of birds (33 endemic) and 23 species of reptiles.

Kirindy supports eight species of lemur: [1]

Flora[edit]

185 species of plants can be found in the park, among them two species of baobab, as well as the Malagasy hazomalany tree (Hazomalania voyroni). Adansonia grandidieri can reach a height of 40 meters.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Primates and other mammals of Kirindy". http://www.tropical-biology.org. Tropical Biology Association. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 

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