|Madagascar (red), off the southeast coast of Africa. Via Wikimedia Commons.|
The baobab tree is the strangest tree you'll ever look at. Its giant barrel-like trunk is more than four feet in diameter! You wouldn't want one of these to fall on your house, that's for sure. The main reason baobabs are so porky is because their huge trunks are used to store water.
|A fat baobab. Via Wikimedia Commons.|
Despite its bad hairdo and its long black boney fingers, the aye-aye is an extremely interesting creature. This aye-aye was photographed in a tree at night searching for fruit.
|An aye-aye at night. Via Wikimedia Commons.|
Ed note: We just finished watching a great documentary series about Madagascar, called Wild Madagascar. Highly recommended.