interesting lemur facts

November 9, 2009 | In: Animal facts for kids

The Lemurs eat nuts, fruits and berries that grow on the trees.

Lemurs use their sense of smell to communicate with each other.

A female lemur carries her newborn in her mouth until the baby is able to cling to the fur on mother’s back.

Ring-tailed lemurs are one of the most vocal primates.

There are 32 different kinds of lemurs that exist today. Sixteen species have become extinct.

Lemurs are small primates known as “prosimians,” which, roughly translated, means “before monkeys” .

Most lemurs live for about 18 years.

In the wild lemurs only live on the island of Madagascar. A third of the lemur population has gone extinct since humans settled Madagascar.

Lemurs are one of the few animals that live in a matriarchal society.

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