Homeschool Academy student Madeline blogs about lemurs
February 10, 2016 — During the fall 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. Madeline chose grey mouse lemurs and blue-eyed black lemurs for her essay.
The Grey mouse lemur and Blue-eyed black Compared
In this essay I will be comparing two different types of lemur found natively only in Madagascar and in captivity at the Duke Lemur Center; the Grey mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus, and the Blue-eyed black lemur, Eulemur flavifrons; analyzing their various adaptations and hence chances of future survival.
The Grey mouse lemur is very small, one of the smallest primates in the world, about 25-28 cm. long, including its tail. It weighs about 60…