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MOST COMMON WILDLIFE AT MAAMUNAGAU ISLAND

Published on: 26 Feb 2024
As you step onto the enchanting Maamunagau Island in the Maldives, you are immediately immersed in a world of breathtaking natural beauty. This pristine paradise isn't just about sun, sand, and sea; it's a vibrant ecosystem teeming with diverse wildlife. From the crystal-clear waters to the lush foliage, Maamunagau Island is a living testament to the harmonious coexistence of both terrestrial and marine creatures. We explored the most common and captivating wildlife that graces our remarkable island, providing a window into the natural wonders that await you on your Maldivian escape.
Grey Heron: Maakana
The presence of the elegant grey heron adds a touch of enchantment to our tropical paradise. With its striking plumage and graceful demeanour, our favourite grey heron or 'maakana' as we call it in the local language, is a captivating inhabitant of Maamunagau, sharing its serene lagoon with a friendly disposition.
Fruit Bats: Vaa
Amidst the swaying palm trees and lush greenery of InterContinental Maldives, a delightful surprise awaits nature enthusiasts: the enchanting presence of fruit bats. These remarkable creatures find their haven amidst the resort's garden and towering palm trees, providing a unique and harmonious coexistence with the island's vibrant ecosystem, shedding light on their role in the island's biodiversity and the awe-inspiring moments they offer to our guests who wish to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature.
Oriental Garden Lizard: Bon’du
The Oriental Garden Lizard emerges as a captivating resident known for its vibrant presence and agile nature. These reptiles, adorned with a stunning array of colours, grace the island's lush foliage, contributing to its rich and diverse ecosystem.
Ghost Crab: Kakuni
At the tranquil edge of Maamunagau Island, where the turquoise waters meet the pristine shores, an intriguing island resident thrives—the Ghost Crab. These enigmatic crustaceans are often spotted on the rocky outcrops at the island's entrance, moving with remarkable speed and agility.
Reef Manta Rays: Faru Madi
Our hero wildlife takes the form of majestic Reef Manta Rays. Known for being home to juvenile manta rays, our island takes immense pride in its passionate commitment to their conservation. These graceful creatures, with their distinctive markings, glide through the Maamunagau lagoon, creating an awe-inspiring spectacle for all who visit. As you embark on this adventure, keep a keen eye out for pods of dolphins, known for their friendly nature and breathtaking beauty.
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