|Raniala is a small nature reserve in the small village of Mangili, 30 minutes drive north of Tulear in South Western Madagascar. |
It's full of baobabs, succulents and a wide range of other exotic plants endemic to Madagascar.
|The reserve has a small population of rescued ring-tailed lemurs|
|Its baobabs are spectacular...|
|We were told that this was the oldest in the reserve - around 1200 years old. The marks in its bark were made by local people wanting steps to the top of the trunk to gather the fruit.|
|Not a baobab, but a pachypodium|
|Not all the lemurs in the park are complete - stumpy here is missing most of his long tail, which might be why he's happy to be sitting on the ground.|