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24

Feb

Leaping lemurs! Habitat crisis prompts calls to actionConservationists say these eccentric primates are on the brink of extinction as their treetop homes are threatened by the illegal hardwood trade and forest burning for crops.

Leaping lemurs! Habitat crisis prompts calls to action
Conservationists say these eccentric primates are on the brink of extinction as their treetop homes are threatened by the illegal hardwood trade and forest burning for crops.

09

Dec

Lemurs sleep in caves, just like early humansThe cave-sleeping may be related the spiny trees in the surrounding forest.

Lemurs sleep in caves, just like early humans
The cave-sleeping may be related the spiny trees in the surrounding forest.

03

Sep

Why babies love the call of the lemurIn a new study, lemur sounds engaged infants on a cognitive level as much as human sounds did.

Why babies love the call of the lemur
In a new study, lemur sounds engaged infants on a cognitive level as much as human sounds did.

22

Apr

Photo of the day: Blue-eyed black lemur is tiny, adorable and endangered
A veterinarian bottle-feeds Dimbi, a blue-eyed black lemur cub, on April 19 at the Mulhouse Zoo and Botanical Garden in Alsace, France. Dimbi was rejected by his mother after being born on March 8, prompting zoo staff to step in and raise him.

With more than 90 percent of all lemur species identified as critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable on the IUCN’s Threatened Species list, these small primates are considered the most threatened mammals on the planet. Native to Madagascar, there’s currently less than 2,000 blue-eyed black lemurs like Dimbi in the wild.

Photo of the day: Blue-eyed black lemur is tiny, adorable and endangered

A veterinarian bottle-feeds Dimbi, a blue-eyed black lemur cub, on April 19 at the Mulhouse Zoo and Botanical Garden in Alsace, France. Dimbi was rejected by his mother after being born on March 8, prompting zoo staff to step in and raise him.

With more than 90 percent of all lemur species identified as critically endangered, endangered or vulnerable on the IUCN’s Threatened Species list, these small primates are considered the most threatened mammals on the planet. Native to Madagascar, there’s currently less than 2,000 blue-eyed black lemurs like Dimbi in the wild.

15

Nov

Wanna see lemurs? Head to North CarolinaDuke University’s lemur center is open to public for tours, and the lemurs don’t seem to mind human visitors. Just don’t touch!

Wanna see lemurs? Head to North Carolina
Duke University’s lemur center is open to public for tours, and the lemurs don’t seem to mind human visitors. Just don’t touch!

23

Jul

Panners seek sapphires in Madagascar lemur havenPanners hope to strike it rich on a seam of sapphires running through Madagascar’s newest national park created to protect the island’s rare lemurs.

Panners seek sapphires in Madagascar lemur haven
Panners hope to strike it rich on a seam of sapphires running through Madagascar’s newest national park created to protect the island’s rare lemurs.

16

Jul

Lemurs are the world’s most threatened mammalsOver 90 percent of the world’s lemurs were upgraded to critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable on the IUCN’s Threatened Species list.

Lemurs are the world’s most threatened mammals
Over 90 percent of the world’s lemurs were upgraded to critically endangered, endangered, or vulnerable on the IUCN’s Threatened Species list.

27

Feb

07

Jul

fuckyeahlemurs:

Ringtail Lemurs (by sx.photography)

fuckyeahlemurs:

Ringtail Lemurs (by sx.photography)

22

Apr

Richard Branson plans island refuge for lemursBillionaire plans to turn islands around the world into safe havens for threatened species.

Richard Branson plans island refuge for lemurs
Billionaire plans to turn islands around the world into safe havens for threatened species.