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Poachers threaten precious Madagascar forest and lemurs

Under a leaden sky, six rangers walk silently in single file through Vohibola, one of the last primary forests in eastern Madagascar.

Animals in Madrid theme park enjoy treats in the heat (Video)

Madrid - Summer in Spain can get pretty hot and the animals in Madrid's Faunia animal theme park feel the heat too. To help them keep their cool, zookeepers have come up with some novel frozen treats for the animals.

How do lemurs fight infection?

Next-generation genome sequencing technology is enabling researchers to catalog 150,000 antibodies found in a single species of lemur that seems uniquely susceptible to parasitic infection.

Lemurs born to older moms are less likely to be attacked

Infant lemurs born to older mothers are less likely to get hurt than those born to younger mothers, according to a long-term research study.

Lemurs on the lam attack 2-year-old Miami girl

Miami Beach - Monday morning, officers with the North Miami Beach Police Department responded to 173nd Street and 20th Avenue after receiving reports of two ring-tailed lemurs roaming the area.

New primate species discovered in Borneo

A new species of small primate has been discovered by Scientists in Borneo. The species is a new type of slow loris. Slow lorises belong to the primate group Nycticebus and are closely related to Lemurs. Slow lorises are also nocturnal.

Endangered Lemurs born in Florida

Tampa - Busch Gardens is celebrating the birth of two baby lemurs. The births, the first at the park, were greeted with much excitement. The lemur's survival is threatened in their native habitat of Madagascar and are listed as an endangered species.

48% of primates on brink of extinction, warn conservationists

The IUCN/Primate Specialist Group warned there are 25 primate species in particular danger throughout the world in a report just published in February.
 

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Lemurs  an endangered species  play an important role in the ecology of Madagascar as seed disperser...
Lemurs, an endangered species, play an important role in the ecology of Madagascar as seed dispersers
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A male mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz)
A male mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz)
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