“Did you know there live more than 100 varieties of lemurs in Madagascar? Larger lemurs are diurnal (which means they are active during the day), like the diademed sifaka in the picture; small lemurs, like the mouse lemur are typically nocturnal. All lemurs are endemic to Madagascar. Seeing these lemurs in the wild is another thing to put on your bucket list!”
– photo by Eva
Have you ever seen a lemur? Even if you haven’t in real life, chances are you have probably seen this adorable creature in the animated movie Madagascar. One of the most hilarious characters in the movie King Julien was a ring-tailed lemur.
Lemurs are endemic to Madagascar. Ranging in size from the one-ounce pygmy mouse lemur to the 20-pound indri lemur, these primates are only found on Madagascar and a few surrounding islands. Lemurs are social and live in groups that usually include fewer than 15 individuals. Most existing lemurs are small, have a pointed snout, large eyes, and a long tail. They chiefly live in trees, and are active at night (nocturnal).
Here are some of the best places in Madagascar to encounter this rare species:
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