Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lemurs

me brown lemur andasibe
Me with a Brown Lemur in Andasibe

           Lemurs, one of the most well known animals in Madagascar, are just one of the many animals that are indigenous to Madagascar.  These primates, looking something like the mixture of a monkey and a dog, can be found across the whole of the island, though most of the species are contained within small localized areas.  “Madagascar is so important for primates that primatologists divide the world into four major regions: the whole of South and Central America, all of southern and southeast Asia, mainland Africa, and Madagascar, which ranks as a full-fledged region all by itself,” says Russell Mittermeir (primatologist and Conservation International president).  There are 105 different species and subspecies of lemur in Madagascar, 90% of which are endangered. Here are just a few of the different species that I have seen.


diademed sifaka andasibe
Diademed Sifaka in Andasibe



grey bamboo lemur andasibe
Grey Bamboo Lemur in Andasibe

brown lemur andasibe
Brown Lemur in Andasibe

black and white ruffed lemur andasibe
Black and White Ruffed Lemur in Andasibe

indri andasibe
Indri in Andasibe

verreaux's sifaka isalo
Verreaux's Sifaka in Isalo

ring tailed lemur isalo
Ring Tailed Lemur in Isalo

lesser bamboo lemur ranomafana
Lesser Bamboo Lemur in Ranomafana

black lemur nosy komba
Black Lemur in Nosy Komba

coquerel's sifaka Ankarafantsika
Coquerel's Sifaka in Ankarafantsika

red ruffed lemur ankarafantsika
Red Ruffed Lemur in Ankarafantsika

crowned lemur ankarna
Crowned Lemur in Ankarna

sportive lemur ankarana
Sportive Lemur in Ankarana

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