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Often referred to as the "Eighth Continent", due to its size and isolation, Madagascar is one the most remarkable countries on the planet. Its extraordinary fauna and flora have evolved over millions of years in this appropriately named "laboratory of evolution". The island's legendary uniqueness is best reflected by its plethora of amazing lemurs, colorful chameleons, and one hundred and forty endemic or near endemic bird species, not to forget its charming array of endemic flora. But sadly most species are threatened by continuous habitat destruction, thus making Madagascar one of those "must-visit-soon" destinations.