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lemur

a primitive primate that is arboreal and nocturnal. Lemurs are Old-World forms with opposable thumbs, a prehensile tail and stereoscopic vision.

lemur

monkey-like animals intermediate between monkeys and insectivorous animals. They have pointed snouts and fur-covered faces, long tails and soft fur. They are arboreal and nocturnal. There are many varieties in the genera Lemur, Cheirogaleus and Microcebus.
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It could be a way for them to show their rank or it may simply be an alternative mating strategy in terms of transferring to a new group to gain mating opportunities," says Walker-Bolton, who also served as a consultant on the IMAX film Island of Lemurs Madagascar.
Ring-tailed lemurs are an endangered species and found only in the forests of southern Madagascar.
Bushveld currently had had a Relevant Interest in Lemur of approximately 63.
To locals, lemurs called silky sifakas (shee-FAH-kuhs) are known as the "ghosts of the forest.
Lemurs are native to the African island of Madagascar, where 90% of their tropical habitat has been destroyed by illegal logging.
London, February 23 ( ANI ): Scientists have revealed lemurs are on the verge of extinction as impoverished local people are hunting them, and also because their habitat is being destroyed.
They camped for six weeks in the forest and set out to monitor five species of lemur.
This is a significant milestone in lemur conservation because Ring-tailed lemurs, despite their success breeding in captivity, are now listed as vulnerable because of habitat loss and illegal poaching, according to the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature).
Within my first five seconds observing the lemurs at the Lemur Conservation Foundation's Lemur Reserve, just half an hour outside of Sarasota, I find myself betrothed to--or at least going steady with--a female ringtail named Medella.
A common brown lemur comfortably forages for berries only metres from our feet, while above us a family of indri propel themselves through the trees.
SETTLING IN : Fang the red ruffed lemur and (right) with Igor at Twycross Zoo
They also like to sunbathe during the day, sitting with their bellies toward the sun and their arms and legs stretched out at their sides as if taking part in lemur yoga.