The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions - The Song of the Indri Summary & Analysis

David Quammen
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The Song of the Indri Summary and Analysis

The indri is a large and unusual lemur that lives on Madagascar. It lives its whole life in trees, jumping from trunk to trunk in acrobatic leaps. It has a distinctive cry that is one of the loudest of any animal, traveling for over a mile through the dense forest where it lives. The animals are reclusive and wary of humans. Quammen went to the region of Madagascar where the indri live in a special reserve. Taking a hotel room, he hired a local guide, a young man named Bedo, who was a self-taught expert on the wildlife of the area and had a reputation among scientists studying the ecology of Madascar as an indispensable guide for tracking animals. Bedo took Quammen into the reserve and helped him locate an indri. Quammen writes...

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