Lemurs | World's Oldest Living Primates

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Lemurs | World’s Oldest Living Primates

Their appearance can be unnerving, especially during the night when they are most active.
They are the smallest of all primates.
They are native of Madagascar.
The word Lemur is Latin and means “spirits of the night”.
The average life span of a lemur is up to eighteen years.
The smallest species weighs about 30 grams, while the largest species weighs about 10 kilograms.
Of all the primates, lemurs are the most different from human beings.
Blue-eyed lemurs are one of two. Non-human primates to have truly blue eyes.

The sounds heard from lemurs vary with each species and can include grunts, loud alarm calls and sounds that sound like the mewing of a cat, chirps, and wailing calls that are reminiscent of whale songs.

Ring-tailed lemurs use their tail for communication.

Like dogs, lemurs have wet noses.

Lemurs Don’t See in Color.
Lemur facts tell us that most lemurs only see in one or two colors. In some species, the females may be able to see in three. Regardless of how many colors they can see in, a lemur’s night vision is better than its vision during the daytime hours. This is why many of these animals prefer to hunt at night.
Lemurs Are Very Social.
Lemurs prefer to live in families. These families usually contain about 15 members and consist of males, females and their offspring. Lemur families bond with each other through social grooming.

Ring-tailed lemur, the most studied, are white and black with a ring tail. The larger species are about 1.5 meters tall and weigh about 2 to 3.5 kilograms. They move quietly, usually at night.
Lemurs mostly eat fruit, leaves, and other plant parts. Lemurs spend most of their time in the trees. Are they great leapers.
Although they are Native in Madagascar, Africa. Today, they can be found throughout the world now in zoos, but are often not seen much by the public due to their tendencies to remain hidden during the day.

Most lemurs are either endangered or threatened wildlife, and many species of lemurs have already gone extinct.
More Than Half of Baby Lemurs won’t make it to Age 2.
Baby lemurs more often than not do not make it to adulthood. They are easy targets for hawks and other predators. They also may have trouble finding food or may become separated from their group, which makes them more vulnerable.

Lemurs have become popular they are been part of the original 2005 animated film Madagascar which is a Box Office Worldwide.

These are the famous Lemurs Species

RING TAILED LEMURS.
RED RUFFED LEMUR.
BLUE EYED BLACK LEMUR.
EYEEYE LEMUR.
BLACK AND WHITE RUFFED LEMUR.
BAMBOO LEMUR.
INDRI LEMUR.
MADAM BERTHE’S MOUSE LEMUR.

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