While we walked towards the island, our guide yelled to me and threw me a banana and warned me to not get scared if a lemur jumps on my shoulder (WHAT?!?!). Excited, we jumped in a canoe and took the 30 second trip across to the island where we were instantly greeted by these amazingly adorable animals.
We were a little leery of the Island at first because I’m a big animal advocate, and I never want to see animals taken out of the wild for human enjoyment. But Lemur Island is actually a reserve that protects these species and usually takes in rescue lemurs for the island. Works for me!
It was amazing to actually touch the lemurs and see their funny personalities up close.