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Species Spotlight: The common brown lemur

Species Spotlight: Don’t let its name fool you, because the common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) is anything but common. The brown lemurs here at LCF are intelligent, quirky, and are quick to win our hearts. Both the males and females

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Species Spotlight: The common brown lemur

Species Spotlight: Don’t let its name fool you, because the common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) is anything but common. The brown lemurs here at LCF are intelligent, quirky, and are quick to win our hearts. Both the males and females

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At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins

At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins, but infant mortality in this species is high in captivity. Of the 69 crowned lemur births at the DLC, there have been 11 sets of twins, but both

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At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins

At the Lemur Center 32% of all crowned lemur births are twins, but infant mortality in this species is high in captivity. Of the 69 crowned lemur births at the DLC, there have been 11 sets of twins, but both

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#SpeciesSpotlight— An average Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is about 80 cm long

#SpeciesSpotlight— An average Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is about 80 cm long with adults weighing about 2 lbs. This species gets its name from the orange-brown, forward pointing, V-shaped crown that runs from the eyebrows alongside the ears and onto

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#SpeciesSpotlight— An average Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is about 80 cm long

#SpeciesSpotlight— An average Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is about 80 cm long with adults weighing about 2 lbs. This species gets its name from the orange-brown, forward pointing, V-shaped crown that runs from the eyebrows alongside the ears and onto

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An average Jolly’s mouse lemur is only about 25cm long

#SpeciesSpotlight—An average Jolly’s mouse lemur (Microcebus jollyae) is only about 25 cm long with adults weighing about 60 g. These little lemurs sport a beautiful reddish-brown coat with small patches of white on their nose and around their jaw. Jolly’s

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An average Jolly’s mouse lemur is only about 25cm long

#SpeciesSpotlight—An average Jolly’s mouse lemur (Microcebus jollyae) is only about 25 cm long with adults weighing about 60 g. These little lemurs sport a beautiful reddish-brown coat with small patches of white on their nose and around their jaw. Jolly’s

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Mittermeier’s mouse lemur (Microcebus mittermeieri)

It’s a #SpeciesSpotlight! Mittermeier’s mouse lemur (Microcebus mittermeieri) is the smallest mouse lemur in Madagascar’s eastern rain forests. The head-body length is just 8 cm (~3in) with a 12cm (~4.5in) tail. An average adult weighs just over 40g (1.4 oz).

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Mittermeier’s mouse lemur (Microcebus mittermeieri)

It’s a #SpeciesSpotlight! Mittermeier’s mouse lemur (Microcebus mittermeieri) is the smallest mouse lemur in Madagascar’s eastern rain forests. The head-body length is just 8 cm (~3in) with a 12cm (~4.5in) tail. An average adult weighs just over 40g (1.4 oz).

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Have you ever wondered what a lemur hankers for when its stomach grumbles? Ring…

Have you ever wondered what a lemur hankers for when its stomach grumbles? Ring-tailed lemurs enjoy a tasty tamarind pod to satisfy those cravings. Tamarind pods can be found on the Tamarind tree, indigenous to tropical Africa. The edible pods

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Have you ever wondered what a lemur hankers for when its stomach grumbles? Ring…

Have you ever wondered what a lemur hankers for when its stomach grumbles? Ring-tailed lemurs enjoy a tasty tamarind pod to satisfy those cravings. Tamarind pods can be found on the Tamarind tree, indigenous to tropical Africa. The edible pods

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#SpeciesSpotlight on the Eastern Woolly lemur (Avahi laniger)! While the common…

#SpeciesSpotlight on the Eastern Woolly lemur (Avahi laniger)! While the common name of the woolly lemurs refers to their thick, tightly-curled fur, the generic name is an interpretation of their high-pitched defensive call, ava hee. Like all species in the

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#SpeciesSpotlight on the Eastern Woolly lemur (Avahi laniger)! While the common…

#SpeciesSpotlight on the Eastern Woolly lemur (Avahi laniger)! While the common name of the woolly lemurs refers to their thick, tightly-curled fur, the generic name is an interpretation of their high-pitched defensive call, ava hee. Like all species in the

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Did you know? Multiple species of lemur are known for their ‘sunbathing’ behavio…

Did you know? Multiple species of lemur are known for their ‘sunbathing’ behavior which includes sitting upright with straight backs, bellies positioned towards the sun, and arms spread wide. This position grants maximum sun penetration of the belly fur and

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Did you know? Multiple species of lemur are known for their ‘sunbathing’ behavio…

Did you know? Multiple species of lemur are known for their ‘sunbathing’ behavior which includes sitting upright with straight backs, bellies positioned towards the sun, and arms spread wide. This position grants maximum sun penetration of the belly fur and

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Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) have a very unique social structure within thei…

Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) have a very unique social structure within their groups. The female L. catta are the most dominant in this society. Unlike many other species of primates where males are more dominant, it’s the females that call

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Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) have a very unique social structure within thei…

Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) have a very unique social structure within their groups. The female L. catta are the most dominant in this society. Unlike many other species of primates where males are more dominant, it’s the females that call

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Lemur males mix and match their smelly secretions to make richer, longer-lasting…

Lemur males mix and match their smelly secretions to make richer, longer-lasting scents and outstink their rivals. Watch this male ring-tailed lemur try to outstink our camera! Tugger the ring-tailed lemur inspects a video camera in his enclosure at the

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Lemur males mix and match their smelly secretions to make richer, longer-lasting…

Lemur males mix and match their smelly secretions to make richer, longer-lasting scents and outstink their rivals. Watch this male ring-tailed lemur try to outstink our camera! Tugger the ring-tailed lemur inspects a video camera in his enclosure at the

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The World’s smallest Lemur

David is on his way to the west of the island where a few small patches of an ancient forest remain. He’s there to release a tiny lemur who has been caught for research. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC

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The World’s smallest Lemur

David is on his way to the west of the island where a few small patches of an ancient forest remain. He’s there to release a tiny lemur who has been caught for research. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC

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