Sometimes it can be difficult to see lemurs up close since they of course are 'wild' animals and most species tend to live high up in the trees. At Anja park, a small park close to Ambalavao, some families of ring tailed lemurs have been living around a local village for a long time. A fady (Madagascar taboo, which can be any kind of local rule) forbidding them to be hunted has protected them here and the villagers have now turned the area into a local visitor park protecting the animals even more and creating a good income for the village. Since the lemurs live close to the people in this forest, they are used to you roaming around and taking photos. It is a great chance to observe them for a longer time, eating and lounging in the trees and if your are lucky, sunbathing on the ground.