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Name: Lemur, Family Lemuridae

Description: Small arboreal primates with large eyes, long slim muzzle, and a long tail.

Location: Madagascar

Special Features:

  • Mostly nocturnal
  • Bushy tail
  • About 55 different species and types
  • The smallest only weigh 1 ounce
  • The largest weigh about 15 pounds
  • Binocular vision
  • Grasping hands
  • Tails are not prehensile
  • Most live about 18 years
  • Diet: Vegetarian diet, consisting of leaves and fruit, although they will occassionally eat insects or smaller animals.

    Neat Fact: Lemurs rely on sense of smell to determine what to eat.

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