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lemur

lee mer

  • n  large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

  • And that is perhaps where the lemur's most adaptive, if accidental, characteristic comes into play: cuteness.
  • Many rare species, like the ring-tailed lemur, are found only in Madagascar.
  • Greater Bamboo Lemur Found only in a small area of southeastern Madagascar, the greater bamboo lemur eats only bamboo shoots despite the cyanide found in the plant.
News & Articles

  • Video: Lemurs have a new home at the San Diego Zoo
    Five lemurs from Madagascar are now living at the San Diego Zoo. The ring-tailed and wide-eyed creatures live in a free-range exhibit called "Lemur Walk," which allows visitors close-up views of these friendly animals.
    June 18, 2013 - CBS News
  • Personality test finds some mouse lemurs shy, others bold
    ( Duke University ) In the last 10 years the study of animal personality has gained ground with behavioral ecologists. Researchers at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, N.C., have now found distinct personalities in the grey mouse lemur, the tiny, saucer-eyed primate native to the African island of Madagascar.
    June 18, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Comments
    The boat to Lemur Island, near Andasibe. Tina, my male Malagasy guide, planned a trip to the Andasibe National Park and a small lemur reserve. On the walk there we discussed different cultural aspects of Madagascar and his history.
    June 13, 2013 - San Diego Reader
Quotes

  • Russell Mittermeier in Environment News Service
    The greater bamboo lemur is a unique species and the only member of an entire primate genus, making it probably the most endangered primate genus in the world, so this discovery is a real blessing for our efforts to save it from extinction,...
  • Bill James in New Yorker
    I decided to report the sighting, against the urgings of my wife, who thought that I would get a reputation as a nut,James explained in a recent e-mail. "I assume, if people start making fun of me for seeing a lemur, other people will step...
  • Dakota Blue Richards in OCRegister
    When I started the movie, I thought about having my own daemon, and I wanted a cat,Dakota said. "Now, it's a ring-tailed lemur or a hedgehog." "I never thought I had a chance, but I really thought I didn't have a chance when I got...

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