What is a Lemur?
Your may be asking yourself, What is a Lemur? Well the Webster's
definition is -
"Any of numerous arboreal chiefly nocturnal
that were formerly widespread but are now
confined to Madagascar, are related to the
but are usually regarding as constituting a
superfamily (Lemuroidea), and ususally have a
like a fox, large eyes, very soft fully woolly
and a long furry tail." - Webster's Dictionary
In any case your probably still shaking your head. So i'll try to explain that
definition in lamens terms, and I will also describe it to you a little more in depth.
Lemur's are primates that mostly spend their time out and about during
the night. They can now only be found on the island of Madagascar, and
other secluded points around the world. They look like a small hybrid
of a racoon, and a monkey, and most of them spend their days in the trees. As a result they have long tails which enable them to swing from trees and generally use thier tail as a fifth leg. There are many species of lemur, each one both similar and different in their own respect. If your still interested in knowing more about lemurs
then the following pages on my site will, more than likely, tell you everything you need to know about them, and more. If your still looking for something, it will probably be here soon, or you should be able to find it in our Link archive. Enjoy.