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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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36pt " Zoo staff are also trying to raise funds for its new Wildlife Inspiring Learning and Discovery (WILD) centre with a raffle - prizes include Lunch with Lemurs, Breakfast with the Bears and Afternoon Tea with the Chimps.
HEY THERE Lemur appears fascinated with man's camera
The newborns join their dad, Frank, and their siblings - older brother twins Nelly and Kelly, big brother Spock, big sister Freya and young brothers Icarus and Kinich - in the mixed lemur exhibit.
Zoo manager Mark Challis said: "White-belted ruffed lemurs are critically endangered and at high risk of extinction.
We now strive to use the lemurs as the magnet that draws our visitors into a discussion about scientific discovery, biodiversity, and conservation versus talking about the natural history characteristics.
Keeper Laura Ashton, 29, said: "At the moment our breeding programme is focusing on the ring-tailed lemurs.
By focusing on the efforts of Brooklyn social worker turned scientist Dr Patricia Wright to track down the elusive bamboo lemur, this is an IMAX film which doesn't really address the bigger picture.
Unlike other tree-climbing primates, lemurs prefer spending their time playing and resting on the ground.
Commenting on the new additions, Muna Al Dhaheri, Chief of Conservation and Education said: "The new addition of the Lemurs is a testament to the zoo's commitment to implementing and developing conservation programmes.
Lemurs arrived in Madagascar as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered.
The pair of red-ruffed lemurs at Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire successfully mated, with two male off-spring born earlier this month.
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.