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Background imageMadagascan Collection: Gromphadorhina portentosa, hissing cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa, hissing cockroach
A pair of hissing cockroaches also known as the Madagascan hissing cockroach. This species of roach is chocolate brown with no wings

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Indri

Indri
^BIndri^b (^IIndri indri^i). This is the largest of the lemurs, its body reaching 90 centimetres in length. It lives in the rainforests of north- eastern Madagascar, feeding on fruits

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascan sunset moth

Madagascan sunset moth (Chrysiridia rhipheus). This moth is endemic to Madagascar

Background imageMadagascan Collection: The Ambassadors from Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Unknown

The Ambassadors from Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Unknown
The Ambassadors from Madagascar, 1864. Engraving from carte-de-visite photographs by M. Chambay. Their Excellencies Rainandrianandraina and Rainiferingia

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Cattle on their way to Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Cattle on their way to Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Cattle on their way to Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Madagascar...does a considerable trade in live beef...It exports 30, 000 head of cattle in a year...The ox is there commonly represented by

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Embarking cattle at the port of Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Embarking cattle at the port of Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Embarking cattle at the port of Tamatave, Madagascar, 1864. Engraving from a sketch by Lieutenant S. P. Oliver showing...the mode of putting cattle on shipboard in a port of Madagascar

Background imageMadagascan Collection: The Vacoa, or screw pine, of Madagascar; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

The Vacoa, or screw pine, of Madagascar; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
The Vacoa, or screw pine, of Madagascar; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: A Madegasse widow; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

A Madegasse widow; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
A Madegasse widow; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Spies of the Queen of Madagascar; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

Spies of the Queen of Madagascar; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
Spies of the Queen of Madagascar; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Queen of Mohilla, and her attendants; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

Queen of Mohilla, and her attendants; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
Queen of Mohilla, and her attendants; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Governor of Tamatave; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

Governor of Tamatave; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
Governor of Tamatave; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: A Madegasse women and her Children; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

A Madegasse women and her Children; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
A Madegasse women and her Children; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Rice-Pounding; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

Rice-Pounding; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
Rice-Pounding; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Travelling in Madagascar: the Tacon; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay

Travelling in Madagascar: the Tacon; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. Creator: M.D Charnay
Travelling in Madagascar: the Tacon; A Birds-eye View of Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Types de Malgaches; Iles Africaines de la mer des Indes, 1914. Creator: Unknown

Types de Malgaches; Iles Africaines de la mer des Indes, 1914. Creator: Unknown
Types de Malgaches; Iles Africaines de la mer des Indes, 1914. From "Grande Geographie Bong Illustree", 1914

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Procession of the British Envoys to Madagascar from the seashore to the Fort of Tamatave... 1862

Procession of the British Envoys to Madagascar from the seashore to the Fort of Tamatave... 1862. Creator: Unknown
Procession of the British Envoys to Madagascar from the seashore to the Fort of Tamatave to dine with the Governor of Tamatave, 1862. Engraving from a drawing by Lieutenant P. P

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Traveller's palm (Ravenala madagascariensis), a species of plant in the genus Ravenala of

Traveller's palm (Ravenala madagascariensis), a species of plant in the genus Ravenala of the family Strelitzia
1900s, 19th-century, 2 people, black, black-and-white, black-white, contemporary, digital, digitally, drawing, drawings, drawn, early, eastern africa, environmental issue, flora, genus, historic

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madecasse Lady of Sainte Marie; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. Creator: Alfred Grandidier

Madecasse Lady of Sainte Marie; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. Creator: Alfred Grandidier
Madecasse Lady of Sainte Marie; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] Belle Sauvage Works.London E.C

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Wrestling Match before the Court of Tananarivo; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875

Wrestling Match before the Court of Tananarivo; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. Creator: Alfred Grandidier
Wrestling Match before the Court of Tananarivo; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. [European guests watching local entertainment, east Africa]. From, Illustrated Travels by H.W. Bates

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Hovahs; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. Creator: Alfred Grandidier

Hovahs; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. Creator: Alfred Grandidier
Hovahs; Recent Explorations in Madagascar, 1875. [ The Hova, or free commoners, were one of the three principal historical castes in the Merina Kingdom of Madagascar ]

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Page 29. The Great Bat of Madagascar preserved in a jar of spirits;old Danish Pikes two drawings

Page 29. The Great Bat of Madagascar preserved in a jar of spirits;old Danish Pikes two drawings
5670002 Page 29. The Great Bat of Madagascar preserved in a jar of spirits; old Danish Pikes two drawings, 1810-17 (w/c & manuscript text) by Digby

Background imageMadagascan Collection: P2A1490

P2A1490
Blue Coua - with nest material in beak, native of Madagascar Date: 11-Feb-19

Background imageMadagascan Collection: River Roccie near San Benedetto, Isle of Madagascar, from Costumi dei

River Roccie near San Benedetto, Isle of Madagascar, from Costumi dei
619387 River Roccie near San Benedetto, Isle of Madagascar, from Costumi dei... by Giulio Ferrario, c.1820s-30s (colour litho) by Italian School

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascan sunset moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus

Madagascan sunset moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus (Urania riphaeus). Handcolored engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Blanchard from Charles d Orbignys Dictionnaire Universel d Histoire

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascan crested ibis and grey crowned crane (endangered)

Madagascan crested ibis and grey crowned crane (endangered)
Madagascan crested ibis, Lophotibis cristata (near threatened) and grey crowned crane, Balearica regulorum (endangered). Handcoloured engraving by Fournier after an illustration by Edouard Travies

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascan cuckoo-roller or Courol, Leptosomus discolor

Madagascan cuckoo-roller or Courol, Leptosomus discolor
Madagascan cuckoo-roller or courol, Leptosomus discolor (Variegated cuckow, Cuculus discolor). Illustration drawn and engraved by Richard Polydore Nodder

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascan sunset moth and pan hairstreak

Madagascan sunset moth and pan hairstreak
Madagascan sunset moth, Chrysiridia rhipheus 1, 2, and pan hairstreak, Electrostrymon pan 3, 4. Handcoloured lithograph from John O

Background imageMadagascan Collection: A Fossa at London Zoo, November 1912 (b / w photo)

A Fossa at London Zoo, November 1912 (b / w photo)
1762481 A Fossa at London Zoo, November 1912 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; British, out of copyright

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Black and white ruffed lemur, from the Animals in the Reeves Collection

Black and white ruffed lemur, from the Animals in the Reeves Collection
1772308 Black and white ruffed lemur, from the Animals in the Reeves Collection, drawings from China, c.1829-31 (w/c, bodycolour & pencil on paper) by Chinese School (19th century)

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Inhabitants of Madagascar, from volume 2 of Memoirs and Travels

Inhabitants of Madagascar, from volume 2 of Memoirs and Travels
TRV230400 Inhabitants of Madagascar, from volume 2 of Memoirs and Travels by Count Benyowsky, published 1790 (engraving) (b/w photo) by French School

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Cryptoprocta ferox, 1833 (w / c on paper)

Cryptoprocta ferox, 1833 (w / c on paper)
780814 Cryptoprocta ferox, 1833 (w/c on paper) by Lear, Edward (1812-88); 30.4x37.8 cm; Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; English, out of copyright

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Lanius rufus. Creator: Unknown

Lanius rufus. Creator: Unknown
Lanius rufus

Background imageMadagascan Collection: View of Antsahatsiroa, Madagascar, 1862-65. Creator: William Ellis

View of Antsahatsiroa, Madagascar, 1862-65. Creator: William Ellis
View of Antsahatsiroa, Madagascar, 1862-65

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Toamasina (Tamatave) - Cemetery

Madagascar - Toamasina (Tamatave) - Cemetery for the local indigenous people. Date: circa 1906

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Toamasina (Tamatave) - Rue de Commerce

Madagascar - Toamasina (Tamatave) - Rue de Commerce. Date: circa 1906

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - The Harbour

Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - The Harbour. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - The new Quayside

Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - The new Quayside. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez) - Rue Flacourt

Madagascar - Antsiranana (Diego-Suarez) - Rue Flacourt. Date: circa 1906

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Traditional Malagasy Houses at Mahajanga

Madagascar - Traditional Malagasy Houses at Mahajanga (Majunga). Date: circa 1906

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Shelling (De-husking) Rice

Madagascar - Shelling (De-husking) Rice Date: circa 1906

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - The Market

Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - The Market Date: circa 1906

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - Boulevard Gallieni

Madagascar - Tuamasina (Tamatave) - Boulevard Gallieni Date: circa 1906

Background imageMadagascan Collection: [Family Group], 1863. Creator: Desire Charnay

[Family Group], 1863. Creator: Desire Charnay
[Family Group], 1863

Background imageMadagascan Collection: Femmes Betsimisaraka, Madagascar, 1863. Creator: Desire Charnay

Femmes Betsimisaraka, Madagascar, 1863. Creator: Desire Charnay
Femmes Betsimisaraka, Madagascar, 1863

Background imageMadagascan Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20120803

EyeUbiquitous_20120803
Food, Cooking, Ingredients, Small bottle of Madagascan Vanilla extract

Background imageMadagascan Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20120802

EyeUbiquitous_20120802
Food, Cooking, Ingredients, Small bottle of Madagascan Vanilla extract

Background imageMadagascan Collection: EyeUbiquitous_10126552

EyeUbiquitous_10126552
Animals, Lemur catta, Ring Tailed Lemur with its young in the wild, Berenty, Madagascar

Background imageMadagascan Collection: EyeUbiquitous_10126551

EyeUbiquitous_10126551
Animals, Lemur catta, Ring Tailed Lemur with its young in the wild, Berenty, Madagascar



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"Discover the Enchanting World of Madagascar: From Hissing Cockroaches to Majestic Indri" Embark on a captivating journey through the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Madagascar. Known for its unique wildlife, this island nation is home to fascinating creatures like the Gromphadorhina portentosa, also known as the hissing cockroach. These resilient insects may not be everyone's favorite, but they play an important role in maintaining the ecological balance. As you explore further, encounter the graceful Indri, one of the largest lemurs found only in Madagascar. With their haunting calls echoing through dense rainforests, these primates are sure to leave you mesmerized by their beauty and agility. But it's not just about animals; Madagascar boasts stunning flora too. Marvel at the vibrant colors sunset moths fluttering delicately amidst lush vegetation. And don't miss out on encountering the majestic Traveller's palm (Ravenala madagascariensis), with its fan-shaped leaves that provide shelter and respite from scorching sunrays. Delve into history as well with glimpses into 19th-century life on this intriguing island. Step back in time with a digital reproduction capturing a Madagascan Sakalave woman adorned in traditional attire – an embodiment of grace and cultural heritage. Learn about significant figures such as Gallieni, a colonial administrator who left an indelible mark on both France and Madagascar during his tenure. Discover Ranavalona III, Queen of Madagascar whose reign witnessed pivotal moments shaping her kingdom's destiny. Immerse yourself in Alfred Grandidier's vivid illustrations depicting scenes from recent explorations in 1875 – witness wrestling matches before Tananarivo court or catch a glimpse of Hovahs engaging in their daily activities. Uncover more hidden treasures like old Danish Pikes drawings showcasing peculiarities such as "The Great Bat of Madagascar" preserved in a jar of spirits.