Even stranger is the Bois Meduse, also unique to the Seychelles. It is so strange that a new group of plants were created to contain it upon its rediscovery in 1970.
The clever Pitcher Plant, whose leaves form a natural water reserve, complete with lid. The fragrant Vanilla Orchid, cultivated on the islands in plantations for its essence. These are but a few of the wonderful plant life within the Seychelles. Many wild and rare species of Orchids exist, scattered amongst the various islands.
The Seychelles are a true paradise for all bird lovers, a home to many rare species. On La Digue there still exist about 30 pairs of the rare Paradise Fly Catcher, on Praslin the unique Black Parrots, and the Magpie Robin on Fregate. Bird island plays host to over a million Sooty Terns, who come to nest each year.