16 June 2020
The mantellas, such as the Baron's Mantella, are the Malagasy equivalent of the Neotropical poison dart frogs; an amazing case of convergent evolution.
Since my last post, the number of cases has tripled, and now stands just above 1300, at least officially. But we have one of the lowest testing rates in the world. Most of us have Covid fatigue at this point. We're tired of hearing and worrying about this submicroscopic not-exactly-living thing and its effects. But the sad irony is that the virus has just began to take off here in Madagascar, and the worst is very likely ahead.