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Climate Change Pushing This Lemur To The Limit

A new study, co-authored by UA primatologist Stacey Tecot, paints a grim picture for the future of greater bamboo lemurs in Madagascar.

Lemur On The Menu: Most-endangered Primates Still Served In Madagascar

Officials in Madagascar’s northeastern Sava region say lemur is served illegally in restaurants. One conservationist says people use a code to order lemur meat. More than 90 percent of lemur species are threatened, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

High-ranking Male Primates Keep Wafting Their Sex Stink At Females, Who Hate It

Researchers call it “stink flirting.” A male ringtailed lemur rubs his signature scent onto his long, fluffy tail, then waves it over his head in the direction of a nearby female. Males seem to intend this gesture as a sexual overture. But it often gets them into fights - with lemurs of both sexes. In fact, scientists aren’t sure stink flirting helps male lemurs at all.

Ringtail Lemurs Threatened By Illegal Pet Trade

By John R. Platt | August 7, 2015

Exotic Pets Do Not Make Excellent Pets!!

Every now and then you have to ask yourself this question: “Am I doing this for attention?” if it is not part of a marketing extravaganza then the answer should always be “No”.