From its sea food served poolside to where a hand-rolled cigar paired with the perfect cognac, the dining experience at The Restaurant at The Leela Goa rises above all, with imaginative menus superbly executed.
Malagasy Giant Jumping Rat(Hypogeomys antimena)
About the size of a rabbit, this rat is the largest rodent in Madagascar.
They have relatively short tails for their size, and despite their name, rarely jump. However when they do jump, they can reach heights of up to 3 feet, and only do so to avoid predators like boas and fossa. Their hind feet are large and adapted for jumping.
They live in burrows that can be up to 17 feet long. During the day they build and sleep in these burrows. At night they forage on fruits, seeds, vegetation and occasionally insects and bugs.
Due to habitat destruction and predation from introduced species, they are critically endangered. Some believe that it may become extinct in less than 30 years.
The internal monologue that goes on whenever I cave to junk food.