Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A TO Z CHALLENGE - "L" IS FOR LEMUR

The lemur lives on Madagascar, a large island off the southeast coast of Africa. There are about 10 species of lemur, with nearly 100 subspecies.

 
This is the picture of a ring tail lemur. Guess where it gets its name?
 
The lemur are declining rapidly because their forests are being cut down leaving them without trees to make their homes in. They're small to medium size animals, about 3.2 to 39 inches tall and weigh 0.06 to 22 lbs. They live in a matriarchal society where the female has more control over the group than the male. They feed and groom each other like other primates.
 

 

18 comments:

  1. These are pretty animals. I really like their long, striped tail.

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    1. The tail is what attracted me, Melanie. Lovely animals.

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  2. What a beautiful aniamal?. Good to look at and lovely to read post.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. The little critter fascinated me when I saw its picture.

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  3. That is a lot of subspecies. Sure one long tail too

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    1. It sure is, Pat. The tail is what caught my attention.

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  4. I've always loved their tails!

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    1. The tail is fascinating, Chrys. I've never seen one before, but sure do like the little critter.

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  5. I love lemurs! Ever since the first Madagascar movie. I like to move it, move it.

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    1. I forgot about that movie, L. Diane. Actually, I never saw it. Must change that. Lemurs are precious little animals.

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  6. That many species of lemur and all on one island? Wow.

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  7. Crowded, huh, Alex. Guess they have to get along with their neighbors.

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  8. I just noticed... you have the wrong letter for the day. You have "A" not "L". Ooops.

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    1. Ha ha. I just noticed that too, Melanie. I've looked at the page all day. Sigh.

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  9. It's sad that wildlife is finding it harder and harder to survive with all the development! Their natural habitats are being taken over. Scary!

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    1. It is sad, Donna. How many species will become extinct because people destroy their habitats?

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  10. :-( How sad they're declining. They're beautiful animals.

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  11. I guess the ring tailed lemur gets its name from the black and white stripes on its tail which makes rings.. A lemur always makes me think of King Julien from the animation movie Madagascar! Thanks to mankind, many beautiful animals are depleting soon..
    Points To Ponder

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