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Care For Us – Lemur

Lemurs can only be found on the Island of Madagascar. There are over 100 different species of Lemur, all specialised to different parts of the island.

Some species are nocturnal, and some are diurnal. They are classed as “prosimians.”

Most species eat fruit and many will also eat leaves from particular trees. They spend a lot of time foraging for food and are often very social primates.

Their numbers have declined rapidly in recent years and some species are classed as critically endangered by the IUCN, due to large-scale deforestation, habitat fragmentation, superstition and the demands of the pet trade

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