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A Lemur chilling in a shaddy tree.

Tourists can easily see and photograph the ring-tailed lemur (Lemurian Catta), and the park boasts more than 300 in a 30 hectare habitat. In the past, tourists frequently fed the lemurs, so the majority of the animals are unafraid to come near tourists for photographs.

Today, no one is allowed to feed any animals inside the reserve; please be respectful of this rule and do not pressure your guide or driver to feed or disturb the lemurs for entertainment or photography purposes. For more information on Lemurs, check out Wikipedia's article on Ring-tailed Lemurs.


A chameleon in the reserve A chameleon climbing a tree.

There are 3 species of lizards in Anja: androngo or the Madagascar Girdled Lizard (Zonosaurus madagascariensis), Katasataka (Phelsuma barbouri), and Dangalia (Chalarodon madagascariensis). Lizards are often seen scaling the sides of the many rock faces in the forest.

another chameleon


A snake eating a frog. Don't worry, There are NO poisonous snakes found in Madagascar.

A few species of snakes live in the reserve, but the most spectacular is the Do or Madagascar Tree Boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis), an endemic snake to Madagascar. It is a mild animal, but can be dangerous if provoked.

Birds & Other Wildlife

A furry little nocturnal tenrec photo of Anja birds will go here!

Anja Park has other species of animals, often difficult to see. The “Ampaha” greatly resembles a domestic cat; most Malagasy call it Piso dia or Saka dia (wild cat) because it inhabits similar spaces, but is removed from the village. The Lowland Streaked Tenrec or Sora (Hemicentetes semispinosus), in Madagascar's only marsupial family, is nocturnal.

There are also many species of birds in the reserve. 11 species of birds are officially protected by AMI.