Gerry Ellis - September 15, 2006 – Perinet Special Reserve

Wake this morning to a light soaking drizzle, a chorus of bird calls and somewhere out there Indris (pronounced EN-dreez), largest of the living lemurs, are waiting. And with any luck a chance at their near equal in size perhaps the most beautiful of all lemus, Diadems sifaka.

The roads that snake through the reserve



After an hour of patience and constant following their treetop leapings the Indris finally gave one small low level look. The opportunity was only about 90 seconds long, but the black and white Indris were finally against forest instead of cloudy sky.