Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lemurs


Lemur poster image picture
A Lemur in contemplation
Phylum :  Chordata
Class :  Mammalia
Order :  Primates
Suborder : Strepsirrhini
Protection status : Endangered
Diet : Nuts, Fruits, Leaves, Insects and Flowers
Habitat : Most Lemurs lives in trees and only Ring-Tailed Lemur spends most of its time on the ground.


Lemur image poster picture


The word “Lemur” is Latin and means spirits of the night. Lemur is a very intelligent primate. There are many different species of Lemurs including Aye- Aye Lemur, Red Ruffled Lemur, Indri Lemur, Alatron Gentle Lemur, Black, White Ruffled Lemur and Ring Tailed Lemur. Female Lemurs are dominant. Lemur troops have one dominant female who leads the group, controls and has the first choice of food and mates.

During mating season, Male Lemurs battle for dominance by trying to outstink each other. Lemurs communicate through sound and smell. They make a variety of sounds to communicate with each other. They are able to identify family members through their scent. Lemurs can live up to 18-20 years.

Photos were taken at Cincinnati Zoo and North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.

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4 comments:

  1. Fantastic animals.
    A Happy Thanksgiving Day

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  2. I love watching these guys....thanx for sharing and happy thanxgiving.....

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    1. Welcome joanne. Happy Thanksgiving!

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