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. They paid special attention to their status as endangered primates. Brooke chose grey mouse lemurs and crowned lemurs for her essay.

In this essay I will be comparing two types of lemurs found natively on the island of Madagascar; the Grey Mouse Lemur (Microcebus murinus ) and the Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus ).
As members of the order Primates, all lemurs have opposable thumbs, binocular vision, long slender limbs, and are highly intelligent. Within the family Lemuridae, all lemurs have tails, teeth modified to be a dental comb, two tongues, a toilet claw, and live only in Madagascar. Beyond these basic similarities,…
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