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Me holding the coco de mer seed

091.JPG ThumbnailsTenrecs (<i>Tenrec ecaudatus</i>) foraging on the forest floor

The erotic bi-lobed shape of the seed has given rise to many myths and legends about it. It has been over-harvested and the Vallee de Mai provides protection to one of the few remaining populations of the coco de mer.