Home School Academy Student Logan blogs about Aye-Aye and Coquerel Sifaka lemurs

July, 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. Here is Logan’s essay. 

Lemur Survival of the Fittest: Comparing and Contrasting Survival Characteristics

of the Aye-Aye and Coquerel Sifaka

Introduction

Lemurs, which predominantly live in Madagascar, are highly endangered and have been named the most endangered type of vertebrate on earth.[i] The main cause of their endangered status is habitat loss due to human’s expanding population and lack of education about how human behaviors are impacting lemurs and other wildlife in Madagascar. Each different lemur species has its own set of characteristics that makes it more or less likely…
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