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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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As for gadgets, aside from good cameras, a good pair of binoculars would help you appreciate the lemurs more as they are often times on top of the trees.
These ring-tailed lemurs are Strepsirrhines, a sub-order of primates who share a common ancestor with humans.
Richard, who took over the black lemur studbook from zoo director ZOO Derek Grove over a year ago, said: "It was a very interesting course, which I found really useful.
It's really exciting and a great boost for our close-knit family group - the other lemurs have been taking a keen interest in the babies and we are keeping a close eye on them in these early days," Ms Gedman added.
Unlike the tree-hibernators, the upland lemurs take periodic breaks from hibernating to sleep, Klopfer, the Lemur Center's Marina Blanco and colleagues report in the August Royal Society Open Science.
Bushveld Minerals Limited, a mineral development company with a portfolio of vanadium and titanium-bearing iron ore, tin and coal assets in Southern Africa, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Lemur Resources, has reached a settlement (the "Settlement") with Madam Rahajasoamampionona Ramiaramanana ("The Claimant") in respect of mining licence 4578 within its Imaloto Power Project coal concession in Madagascar (the "Project").
He said: "Giving lemurs their food in a variety of ways encourages the animal's natural behaviour.
Susan Jones (above), the zoo's education officer, said: "We have two brown lemurs and six ring-tailed lemurs and they are the ambassadors for the lemurs of Madagascar.
The zoo's family of crowned lemurs will also be introduced into the enclosure later.
our guided tours are the foundation of our education program, bringing visitors close to lemurs and creating an experience that leads them to care about them.