Marojejy National Park

Marojejy National Park is a national park in the Sava Region which is located in the north-east of Madagascar, the park occupies a total land are 55,500 ha within the Marojejy Massif, the park was created around a mountainous elevation of 2,132 m. Before the area was restricted to research scientists in 1952 and in 1998 it was opened for the public visits when it was converted into a national park. It became part of the World Heritage Site known as the Rainforests of the Atsinanana in 2007 though in a rugged terrain.

The mountains of Marojejy feeds several drainage basins within the park, including the Lokoho River , which is sourced from the western and southern slopes of Marojejy, and the Androranga river, which originates from the northern slopes of Marojejy. These rivers travel runs down towards Sambava and drain into the Indian Ocean.

This park is best known for its two amazing animal species, the Helmet Vanga and the critically endangered silky sifakas or the simpona though considered to be one of the 25 endangered species in the world. According to estimates, fewer than 1,000 individuals’ bird species remain in this park with no one in captivity. The park is well gifted with a couple of species of birds and animals are seen here, 75 of the 118 species of birds found in the park are forest-dwelling birds exhibited on the mountain sides of the Marojejy and they are  endemic to Madagascar as a country.

Marojejy is a habitat for 10 other species of lemur with several. One old nest and traces of its feeding have been found at various elevations alongside the mountain other mammals recorded in this park include, seven species of native rodent the Fossa, and the Madagascar sucker-footed bat.