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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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The crowned lemurs, which are one of the world's rarest primate species, have come to the UK from Montpellier Zoo in France after being matched up by conservationists.
Crowned lemurs, like all species of lemur, are native to Madagascar.
Mike said: "As with the vast majority of lemur species, crowned lemur numbers in Madagascar are in decline and, through carefully coordinated international breeding programmes, zoos are playing a vital role in creating a safety-net population as the species tinkers on the edge of extinction."
There are five species of lemurs living at the safari park and visitors are provided with the unique opportunity to see them up close.
Walk among leaping lemurs in Lemur Wood, explore the 11th century Dudley Castle, feed rainbow lorikeets, play on our zoo beach and come face-to-face with more than 200 different animal species, as well as following our packed programme of daily talk and feeds."
Lemurs and yoga may seem an unusual combination, but "lemoga" is the most recent addition to the growing trend for wildlife wellness.
AT DUDLEY CREATURE FEATURE Head of upper primates, Pat Stevens, said: "All our lemurs in the walk-through like to snuggle up to their own BRING YOU LATEST FRIENDS group and share the warmth on a chilly day.
Five endangered ring-tailed lemurs are among the new arrivals at Chester Zoo, as well as one rare black lemur - the first to be born there.
header Findings debunk the long-held view that lemurs were the first mammals to colonise Madagascar.
The task requires special attention to detail, but when the players in the game are lemurs, it all comes down to sniffing some air.
Of course, the shorter route you choose, the lesser species of lemurs you will see.
Brian Rowlinson, has been a primate keeper at Flamingo Land for seven years, looking after lemurs, baboons and mangabey monkeys.