You’d better bring a magnifying glass when visiting Madagascar.

Its unprecedented nature harbours some of the smallest animals in the world:

  • the smallest primate: a mouse lemur with a body length of 9-9.5 centimetres and a weight of 30 grams (microcebus berthae),
  • the smallest chameleon (brookesia micra), without its tail about 16 mm long;
  • the smallest bee (Liotrigona bitika) with a body length of less than 2 mm.;
  • and many of the Malagasy frogs belong to the smallest in the world.


Those small animals are not the easiest to spot, but to search and to find is very rewarding.