lemurnoun [ C ]uk /ˈliː.mər/ us /ˈliː.mɚ/
- A lemur is a primate, like a monkey.
- But Madagascar’s most popular animal is probably the lemur.
- Different lemur species evolved over time so they could survive in their different ecosystems.
- Lemur species have many different sizes and shapes.
- Lemurs are friendly – some like to live with other lemurs, sometimes in groups of ten or more.
- Lemurs are very important for the ecology of Madagascar.
- One of the most unusual species of lemur is the aye-aye.
- Some species of lemur are endangered.
- The montane rainforest is where many of the lemurs and chameleons live.
- The seeds grow into new plants, fruit grows on the plants, lemurs eat the fruit, and the circle starts again.
- There are about 33 species of lemurs on Madagascar – and most of them are not found anywhere else on Earth.
- When a group of lemurs travel through their environment, they keep their long tails in the air, like a ﬂag.