Madagascar Island got its name from Marco Polo by mistake. He mentioned it in his memoirs under the name Madeygaskar as had heard about this place while traveling in Asia. However, judging by the descriptions of Marco Polo, it is clearly something mixed.
In Madagascar there is a single in the world Baobab Alley. On the island largest in the world number of these giant trees that make Madagascar landscape particularly colorful and recognizable.
Several centuries ago, on the island lived three-meter giant birds - epiornisy. Bird eggs reached capacity of 9 liters. Today the eggs are of great value to collectors.