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head with a pointed muzzle and large eyes. Their fur is wooly and their legs are
indri lemur, which is the largest lemur at almost 3 feet, to the mouse lemur,
a 2 foot tail used to signal other groups of lemurs. They are the only lemurs
tailed lemurs live in southern Madagascar. The colors of the ring tailed lemur
is an almost extinct lemur. It looks like a large cat with bat’s ears, beaver’s
teeth, a middle finger that looks like a twig and huge eyes. It uses it’s middle
finger to dig for insects and comb its fur. The aye-aye lives on patches of coastland
in Madagascar. They are a sleek brownish color. Its enemies are fossas. The indri
is the largest lemur. There are many different species of indri. The avahi, verreaux
sifaka, diademed sifaka and indris are all indris. They live all over Madagascar.
is already extinct. Its body is 16 inches long and its tail is 20 inches long.
It can weigh up to five pounds and it lives in north and central Madagascar. It
can be dark brown or black. Its enemies are the fossa and the banded gymnogene.
There is another species of lemur that is called the brown lemur which is just
lemur is the smallest lemur. It is about the size of a mouse, but otherwise lemur-like.
It lives all along the coast of Madagascar. It eats small fruits, blooms, leaves
and insects. It’s color is a light shade of brown. Owls and fossas are its enemies.
There is two different kinds of mouse lemur, the lesser and the coqueral’s. A
smaller than average lemur, the weasel lemur, lives on the east and west parts
of Madagascar. It has big eyes and a small muzzle. It eats mostly fruits and plants.
It has a thick and wooly coat of fur and is a brownish maroon color. The enemies
of the weasel lemur are owls and nocturnal birds of prey. The mongoose lemur is
a very good climber and jumper. It is covered with silky brown fur, similar to
a bear. Its enemies are the fossa and the banded gymnogene. Its tail is about
twice the size of its body. It lives in northern Madagascar. The Rruffed lemur
is a black and white lemur. Its fur is somewhat longer than other lemurs. It lives
in families of 2-5 animals. It is a pretty large lemur, bigger than the black
lemur. It lives in northeast Madagascar. The red-bellied lemur obviously got its
name from its distinct red belly. Its enemies are the fossa and banded gymnogene.
soft fur and pug-like nostrils. Their enemies are ring tailed lemurs, banded gymnones,
Madagascar Buzzards and death adders. They live on the east and west coasts of
Madagascar. There are two kinds of gentle lemurs, the broad nosed and the grey.
The dwarf lemur is about twice the size of the mouse lemur. Its enemies are owls
and fossas. It lives all along the coast of Madagascar. One species of dwarf lemurs,
the hairy eared dwarf lemur, is nearly extinct. There are five different kinds
of dwarf lemurs, the lesser, the greater, the hairy eared, the fork crowned and
the fat tailed dwarf lemurs. The lemur was once a species that lived all over
Africa. Not long after that, monkeys evolved. They were smart, big and could use
sticks and rocks to do things. They were every-where, except Madagascar. The monkeys
beat out the lemurs and other animals and the lemurs were isolated to Madagascar.
That is why the lemur can only be found in Madagascar. Through the thick and thin,
the lemur survived. Lemurs are endangered. The main reasons are that they were
isolated to Madagascar by monkeys, they are being killed by the fossa and their
habitat, the forest, is being destroyed by humans. That sounds like a lot to avoid.
It is. Several kinds of lemurs, the Aye Aye and the Hairy Eared Dwarf lemur, are
but somehow they got the bad end of things. Madagascar is home to many things
on Madagascar. Mada-gascar missed a big part of the evolution of animals. One
major thing was that monkeys evolved. They were everywhere except Madagascar and
to near extinction lived on Madagascar. So soon, those animals were only on Madagascar.
Meanwhile the monkeys kept on destroying and their ancestors did and their ancestors
did and so on. Today the monkeys’ descendants are still destroying. They are humans.
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