The lemur is a lower primate or a Prosimian. The name
lemur comes from the Latin word for “ghost”. The names
suits them because of their ghostlike faces and nocturnal
habits. Prosimians are relatives of apes and monkeys.
Prosimians eat mostly insects but some will gather fruit,
leaves, flowers, nectar and plant gums.
Lemurs are found on the island of Madagascar. There
are a number of Lemur subspecies they include: Ring-Tailed
Lemur, Brown Lemur, Black Lemur, Ruffed Lemur, Fat-Tailed
Dwarf Lemur and Bamboo Lemur.
Most Lemurs are nocturnal tree dwellers. Lemurs have
grasping fingers and toes and a long ringed tail. They
have dog like snout and excellent sense of smell. Lemur
communicates through scent glands.
Lemurs are very sociable and are found in groups of
5-25. The adult females lead the groups. Lemur babies
cling to their mothers underside and later rides on
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