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Meet the silky sifaka! This primate lives in Madagascar’s montane tropical forests, where it hangs out in the treetops. When it’s not resting, it might be spotted socializing with others in its group or foraging for leaves to munch on.Gasp! Voting is now open for the "People's Choice" category of the 2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards—choose from shamefaced rabbits, yodeling moose, highly suspicious owls, & more:Photo Of The Day: “Diademed Sifaka on Siesta” by Gary Paige. Location: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. View our Photo Of The Day gallery atTake in a viewing of the best photos of the week from our YourShot community.14 Scary But Not Dangerous AnimalsA fat-tailed dwarf lemur, pink dolphin, tiny mouse deer, & purple-scaled fish (named in honor of BlackPanther)—the last one's "ours," & it's one of @businessinsider's 13 favorite new-species discoveries of the last decade:Horrifyingly adorable "furball of death"—with the face-markings to prove it, if you're an eagle hawk, python, monitor lizard, orangutan, or one of the venomous Javan slow loris’s other regular predators. Secret (to us) signals, viaThe World's 5 Rarest AnimalsPetting a Bush BabyI was waiting for an appointment yesterday when I happened to look over and notice there was a lemur in the car parked next to me[by: mikren_art] momo in my style!Drawing a Lemur... so realistic that it could start jumpingNative to forests in northwestern Colombia, the cotton-headed tamarin only grows to a max of ~1 lbs (0.5 kg). It’s one of South America’s most endangered primates, with deforestation and trapping for pet trade posing the biggest threats. [: christophlorse, flickr]Could Vaccines Help Save Endangered Lemurs? | National GeographicLemur Sounds + Beatboxing = Sick Beats for Conservation | National GeographicThe endangered & little-known indri—largest of Madagascar’s living lemur species—is hanging on with help from conservation orgs & local communities. https://t.co/csv27MGQqk / Nick GarbuttThe Koala Lemur (Megaladapis madagascariensis). Probably the weirdest primate humans have ever coexisted with.Art.Today is WildlifeConservationDay, which raises awareness about the harmful effects of wildlife poaching & trafficking. Learn how Museum Conservation biologist @marye_blair has collaborated with Vietnamese researchers to understand slow loris trafficking:What’s an indri? It’s a large lemur from the rainforests of Madagascar! This arboreal critter spends most of its time in the treetop and can jump as much as 30 ft (10 m) to get from one branch to another! Its diet primarily consists of leaves, fruits, and seeds.It’s WorldLemurDay, and we’re bringing awareness to one of the many species of lemur. Meet the blue-eyed black lemur! This critically endangered species is the only primate, other than humans, to have blue eyes, in varying shades. (1/3)Happy raccoon, me, digital art, 2022Peek-a-boo! It’s the Panamanian night monkey. It lives in the treetops of lowland forests across Panama & Colombia & is typically most active around dawn & dusk, when it forages for fruit & insects. Its large, circular eyes are well-equipped to see in low levels of light.Underwater Lemur Graveyard Discovered | National GeographicGet to know one of the largest pollinators in the world, the black and white ruffed lemur! Like a bee, this lemur feeds on nectar. The species pollinates the Madagascan rainforest, moving from tree to tree and transferring pollen that gets stuck to its face.Meet the World's Worst Carnivore, the KinkajouThis werewolf-looking Lemur eating a fruit.7 Animals That Aren't What We Call ThemWhat do you call an animal that doesn't fly & isn't a lemur? Flying lemur, natch. 9 sassy scientific misnomers:https://twitter.com/raccoonhourly/status/1515170632211869699Lemur meditating in the sun away from all the othersLemur Asks For Back Scratch | Won't Take No For An AnswerMeet the indri! It’s a large lemur from the rainforests of Madagascar. This arboreal critter spends most of its time in the treetop and can jump as much as 30 feet (10 meters) to get from one branch to another! Its diet primarily consists of leaves, fruits, and seeds.5 Strangely Familiar Ancient AnimalsThe Giant Sloth Lemur (Archaeoindris fontoynontii) was an Exceptionally Large Primate that Went Extinct around 350BCE. Art by Nix Illustration.The skull of the koala lemur Megaladapis, compared with a mouse lemur's skullA Malagasy crowned eagle attacking a Sloth lemur, this large bird of prey is believed to have gone extinct around 1500 AD.Lemur contemplating life10 Cute Animals With Secretly Scary BehaviorsDespite their cat-like appearance, fossa are actually close relatives of the mongoose. They’re the largest carnivore on Madagascar and feed on birds, reptiles, and even lemurs. They use their long tail for balance when chasing prey through the trees.Lemurs Are Into Networking, Too!All Eyes On Me ️ A critically endangered baby indri lemur covered in its mother's fur. Baby Animals | Sergey Savvi National Wildlife's 2021 Photo Contest Honorable Mentions :Humans, not climate, have driven rapidly rising mammal extinction rate: Human impact can explain ninety-six percent of all mammal species extinctions of the last hundred thousand years, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Science Advances.Say “hi” to the gray mouse lemur! It’s one of the smallest primates alive today, with a body size of ~5 in (13 cm) long & an average weight of 2 oz (28 g). The nocturnal arboreal critter lives in Madagascar, emerging at night to feed on plants, insects, or small invertebrates.Calm Sleep Stories | The Jungles of Madagascar | TrailerIt’s WorldLemurDay! For the occasion, get to know the aye-aye. This rarely seen species of lemur has an extraordinarily long middle finger, which it taps against trees to listen for hollow wood. Doing so helps it to find wood-boring grubs to munch.https://twitter.com/archillect/status/1481708444616953856Can you see where the cotton-headed tamarin gets its name? This small monkey, which lives in forests in northwestern Colombia, only grows to a maximum of around 1 pound (0.5 kilograms). It feeds mostly on insects, but also eats fruit, nectar, and sap.Meet the gray mouse lemur! It’s one of the smallest primates alive today, with a body size of about 5 in (13 cm) long & an average weight of 2 oz (28 g). This critter is a member of the Microcebus genus, which consists of more than 20 other miniature-sized mouse lemur species!DYK? The blue-eyed black lemur is the only primate, other than humans, to consistently have blue eyes, in varying shades. Unfortunately, this Malagasy native is critically endangered due in part to habitat loss from slash-&-burn agriculture. [: Chriest, flickr]Fun fact: the black and white ruffed lemur is considered one of the largest pollinators in the world! Like a bee, this lemur feeds on nectar. The species pollinates the Madagascan rainforest, moving from tree to tree and transferring pollen that gets stuck to its face.A group of lemurs is called a conspiracyTalons of the extinct Malagasy Crowned Eagle that terrorized lemurs 5500 years ago. Today's lemurs still exhibit raptor avoidance behavior, even though the surviving raptors are too small to hunt adults.Why Bats Aren't as Scary as You Think | Nat Geo ExploresMeet Coquerel's sifaka! Its name comes from the “shif-auk” sound it makes when making its way through the treetop. This primate inhabits deciduous forests in Madagascar. Leaves make up the majority of its diet; its teeth are specialized for grinding plant matter.A Malagasy crowned eagle making a meal out of a giant sloth lemur, PalaeopropithecusAn individual of the Giant Lemur Archaeoindris fontoynontii has just killed a Giant Fossa (Cryptoprocta spelea) that tried to attack it by snapping its neck. Credit goes to Joschua Knuppe.Everything You Need To Know About The Slow LorisArchaeoindris fontoynontii was a giant lemur that was about the size of a Gorilla.

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