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
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.
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