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Lemurs play with computers

When I started working at the Lemur Center in 1982, there were zero computers here, but by 2002 (a mere 20 years later) even the lemurs had computers! In 2002, select ring-tailed, blue-eyed and mongoose lemurs got to play around

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Lemurs play with computers

When I started working at the Lemur Center in 1982, there were zero computers here, but by 2002 (a mere 20 years later) even the lemurs had computers! In 2002, select ring-tailed, blue-eyed and mongoose lemurs got to play around

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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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This absurdly adorable mouse lemur lets scientists travel back in time

While there’s no question that human activities such as logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar’s forests since the first settlers arrived about 2000 years ago, just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains

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This absurdly adorable mouse lemur lets scientists travel back in time

While there’s no question that human activities such as logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar’s forests since the first settlers arrived about 2000 years ago, just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains

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Lemur eating millipede

A short video of rare lemur behavior I shot in Ranomafana National Park in 2009. The lemur above is Eulemur rubriventer, (red-bellied lemurs). This behavior has also been observed in red-ruffed lemurs and black lemurs. It is believed that the

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Lemur eating millipede

A short video of rare lemur behavior I shot in Ranomafana National Park in 2009. The lemur above is Eulemur rubriventer, (red-bellied lemurs). This behavior has also been observed in red-ruffed lemurs and black lemurs. It is believed that the

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Lemur Conservation Foundation

New silky sifaka research publication reviews their remaining population range, size, and provides the latest distribution map. Thanks Silky Sifaka Conservation for the great information! http://journalmcd.com/index.php/mcd/article/view/549/472New silky sifaka research publication reviews their remaining population range, size, and provides the latest

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Lemur Conservation Foundation

New silky sifaka research publication reviews their remaining population range, size, and provides the latest distribution map. Thanks Silky Sifaka Conservation for the great information! http://journalmcd.com/index.php/mcd/article/view/549/472New silky sifaka research publication reviews their remaining population range, size, and provides the latest

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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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Lemur lovers’ synced scents reflect strength of their bond

Lemur lovers spread their scents by rubbing glands on everything from tree trunks to their partner. Researchers discovered that the more similar a lemur couples’ scents, the stronger their bond. This could be a way to coordinate marking territories, or

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Lemur lovers’ synced scents reflect strength of their bond

Lemur lovers spread their scents by rubbing glands on everything from tree trunks to their partner. Researchers discovered that the more similar a lemur couples’ scents, the stronger their bond. This could be a way to coordinate marking territories, or

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Meet Animal Ambassador Stewie the Ring-Tailed Lemur

For more Animal Ambassadors, check out: http://www.earthrangers.com/wildwire/animal-ambassadors/ Meet Animal Ambassador Stewie, a ring-tailed lemur. Ring-tailed lemurs are only native to one place in the entire world, which is the island of Madagascar. These curious creatures are very social animals living

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Meet Animal Ambassador Stewie the Ring-Tailed Lemur

For more Animal Ambassadors, check out: http://www.earthrangers.com/wildwire/animal-ambassadors/ Meet Animal Ambassador Stewie, a ring-tailed lemur. Ring-tailed lemurs are only native to one place in the entire world, which is the island of Madagascar. These curious creatures are very social animals living

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Meet Kizzy, a black and white ruffed lemur, in this episode of On the Brink with…

Meet Kizzy, a black and white ruffed lemur, in this episode of On the Brink with Great Big Story. Isn’t she beautiful?It’s a sad day in our On The Brink series — we’re at the last of the lemurs we

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Meet Kizzy, a black and white ruffed lemur, in this episode of On the Brink with…

Meet Kizzy, a black and white ruffed lemur, in this episode of On the Brink with Great Big Story. Isn’t she beautiful?It’s a sad day in our On The Brink series — we’re at the last of the lemurs we

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Red Ruffed Lemurs vs. Blue-eyed Black Lemurs by Emma Zoe at the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy

May 12, 2016 — During the spring session of the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy, students wrote about two of their favorite lemur species. They compared and contrasted their physical characteristics, behavior (social systems, breeding, communication), and habitat in the wild.

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Red Ruffed Lemurs vs. Blue-eyed Black Lemurs by Emma Zoe at the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy

May 12, 2016 — During the spring session of the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy, students wrote about two of their favorite lemur species. They compared and contrasted their physical characteristics, behavior (social systems, breeding, communication), and habitat in the wild.

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Grey mouse lemur Vs. Crowned lemur by Brooke at the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy

May 11, 2016 — During the spring session of the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy, students wrote about two of their favorite lemur species. They compared and contrasted their physical characteristics, behavior (social systems, breeding, communication), and habitat in the wild.

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Grey mouse lemur Vs. Crowned lemur by Brooke at the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy

May 11, 2016 — During the spring session of the Lemur Learning Homeschool Academy, students wrote about two of their favorite lemur species. They compared and contrasted their physical characteristics, behavior (social systems, breeding, communication), and habitat in the wild.

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lemur intelligence – katta intelligenz

engl.:a ringtailed lemur plays with a dog-toy dt.:Katta spielt mit Hundeintelligenzspielzeug Check out the original source of this video here

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lemur intelligence – katta intelligenz

engl.:a ringtailed lemur plays with a dog-toy dt.:Katta spielt mit Hundeintelligenzspielzeug Check out the original source of this video here

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Learn About Ring-Tailed Lemurs

What makes a ring-tailed lemur so unique? Learn about where lemurs come from, where they live, and some interesting facts about them! To learn more about the ring-tailed lemurs and other awesome animals, visit http://www.houstonzoo.org. Check out the original source

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Learn About Ring-Tailed Lemurs

What makes a ring-tailed lemur so unique? Learn about where lemurs come from, where they live, and some interesting facts about them! To learn more about the ring-tailed lemurs and other awesome animals, visit http://www.houstonzoo.org. Check out the original source

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How do you study a lemur’s hand-eye coordination? Here, Researcher Anne-Claire F…

How do you study a lemur’s hand-eye coordination? Here, Researcher Anne-Claire Fabre films while a technician swings food in front of Tiberius, a Coquerel’s sifaka. This helps scientists better understand the evolution of grasping behavior. What do you think of

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How do you study a lemur’s hand-eye coordination? Here, Researcher Anne-Claire F…

How do you study a lemur’s hand-eye coordination? Here, Researcher Anne-Claire Fabre films while a technician swings food in front of Tiberius, a Coquerel’s sifaka. This helps scientists better understand the evolution of grasping behavior. What do you think of

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Black lemur on drugs – BBC wildlife

Is it possible that the Black Lemurs in Madagascar use milipedes for something other than insect repellent? See one very relaxed Lemur and come to your own conclusions. Free wildlife video clip from the BBC. Check out the original source

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Black lemur on drugs – BBC wildlife

Is it possible that the Black Lemurs in Madagascar use milipedes for something other than insect repellent? See one very relaxed Lemur and come to your own conclusions. Free wildlife video clip from the BBC. Check out the original source

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Lemur’s Scent Attracts Females – Animal Attraction – BBC

Ring tailed lemurs waft their special scent to attract females, but the very latest science suggest that his scent contains clues to a different strength… Taken from Animal Attraction. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth BBC

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Lemur’s Scent Attracts Females – Animal Attraction – BBC

Ring tailed lemurs waft their special scent to attract females, but the very latest science suggest that his scent contains clues to a different strength… Taken from Animal Attraction. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth BBC

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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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Lemur gets high

Drug use happens in the animal world. Check out the original source of this video here

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Lemur gets high

Drug use happens in the animal world. Check out the original source of this video here

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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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Exhaustive Lemur Family Tree Sheds New Light On These Rare Primates

Researchers at Stony Brook University and the American Museum of Natural History compiled the most complete lemur family tree to date, spanning 60 million years of evolutionary history. Exhaustive Lemur Family Tree Sheds New Light On These Rare Primates The

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Exhaustive Lemur Family Tree Sheds New Light On These Rare Primates

Researchers at Stony Brook University and the American Museum of Natural History compiled the most complete lemur family tree to date, spanning 60 million years of evolutionary history. Exhaustive Lemur Family Tree Sheds New Light On These Rare Primates The

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A lemur’s nose knows! New research shows that ring-tailed lemurs mix scent secre…

A lemur’s nose knows! New research shows that ring-tailed lemurs mix scent secretions to send complex signals and boost staying power. http://today.duke.edu/2016/04/lemurperfume Don’t miss the stinky lemur video at the bottom of the article! Check out the original source of

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A lemur’s nose knows! New research shows that ring-tailed lemurs mix scent secre…

A lemur’s nose knows! New research shows that ring-tailed lemurs mix scent secretions to send complex signals and boost staying power. http://today.duke.edu/2016/04/lemurperfume Don’t miss the stinky lemur video at the bottom of the article! Check out the original source of

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Madagascar yields three new primate species

Scientists have found three new species of mouse lemur in the forests of Madagascar, a large island nation off Africa’s southeastern coast. The newly named creatures, described in the journal Molecular Ecology, bring the total number of mouse lemur species

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Madagascar yields three new primate species

Scientists have found three new species of mouse lemur in the forests of Madagascar, a large island nation off Africa’s southeastern coast. The newly named creatures, described in the journal Molecular Ecology, bring the total number of mouse lemur species

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