Conservation and Crises in Madagascar

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Drs. Zach and Alisha Farris address conservation and health crises in Madagascar

Dr. Zach Farris was a country boy pursuing a degree in biology at the University of Central Arkansas when he picked up an encyclopedia of mammals and opened to a picture of an aye-aye. Something about the furry animal, which is found only in Madagascar, captivated him.

“I learned that there were very few of them left,” he said. “I decided that I wanted to be an aye-aye biologist.”