Take a trip around the world and learn about new countries. This month we’re in Madagascar!

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Farmers in Madagascar’s northern forests grow 80 percent of the world’s vanilla beans.


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Dozens of ancient baobab trees grow along the Avenue of the Baobabs. Many are as old as 800 years, with trunks more than 150 feet around!


Madagascar, an island nation, has the longest coastline of any African country. At 4,828 kilometers (3,000 miles), it’s close to the width of the U.S.!


Ring-tailed lemurs live only in southwestern Madagascar. These small primates wander up to 3.5 miles a day to search for food.

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