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2014-11-25 12:26:40

The Greatest Covert Team of Flightless Birds Has Arrived on Nintendo 3DS(TM), Wii(TM) and Wii U(TM) ... And They're After Cheezy Dibbles! SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-25 08:27:17

Learning-Based Mobile Game Incorporates Math Education Into Endless Runner Style-Game TORRANCE, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-20 23:05:56

Newport Aquarium announced Wednesday a partnership with AMC Theatres at Newport on the Levee that allows the public to enjoy penguins both in real life and on the big screen for one low cost.

nocturnal gecko paroedura hordiesi
2014-11-14 09:50:58

Move over, Geico, there's a new gecko in town: Paroedura hordiesi.

Vintana sertichi reconstruction
2014-11-06 09:40:16

A fossilized skull discovered in Madagascar belongs to a previously unknown groundhog-like creature that lived alongside dinosaurs and is the largest known mammals of its era, according to research published Wednesday in the journal Nature.

2014-11-03 08:25:55

Head Back to Madagascar for a Non-Stop Party as Julien Takes the Throne, With Mort, Maurice and a Colorful Cast of New Characters in His Court GLENDALE, Calif.

2014-10-29 23:14:40

Lemur Conservation Foundation welcomes the public to visit the unique facility each year.

2014-09-30 16:25:25

Due Date Set for March 18, 2016 GLENDALE, Calif., Sept.

2014-09-25 23:00:47

Denver Zoo welcomes first ever fossa birth.

2014-09-18 23:11:22

The KeepSafe Project will hold its second annual event at Millbrook School's Trevor Zoo on Saturday, October 18, 2014.


Latest Madagascar Reference Libraries

Western Woolly Lemur, Avahi occidentalis
2014-04-17 10:05:39

The Western Woolly Lemur or Western Avahi (Avahi occidentalis) is a species of woolly lemur that is native to western Madagascar, where they live in dry deciduous forests. These nocturnal animals weigh about .7 to .9 kilograms. This species is folivorous. This species resides in monogamous pairs together with their offspring. The Western Woolly Lemur mostly consumes leaves and buds that derive from around 20 different plants which haven’t matured and have high levels of sugars and...

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2013-04-23 13:18:30

The Madagascar Pochard (Aythya innotata) is an exceptionally rare diving duck belonging to the genus Aythya. Thought to be extinct in the late 1990s, specimens of this species were rediscovered at Lake Matsaborimena in Madagascar in 2006. Only 60 individuals remain after 18 ducklings hatched in a captive breeding center in April 2012. Based on the accounts written by Webb and Delacour’s in the 1920s and 1930s, it seemed that the bird was still relatively common at Lake Alaotra. The duck...

Greater Dwarf Lemur, Cheirogaleus major
2012-09-03 07:04:56

The greater dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus major), also known as Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is native only to the island of Madagascar. This species can be found in northern and eastern regions of the island, preferring a habitat within primary and secondary forests, or arid scrub areas. It is a nocturnal species that rests and sleeps in nests made of twigs, leaves, and grasses or in trees with hollow areas. It was thought that a color variation of the greater dwarf lemur, the greater iron-gray dwarf...

Sahamalaza Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur sahamalazensis
2012-08-08 09:26:25

The Sahamalaza sportive lemur (Lepilemur sahamalazensis) is native to the island of Madagascar, where its range is limited to the Sahamalaza Peninsula found in northwestern Madagascar. Because this area is a converging point for two types of habitats, including arid deciduous forests, this lemur resides in both primary and secondary forests. The Sahamalaza sportive lemur is a newly discovered species, along with 14 other members in the Lepilemur genus. Because of this, its taxonomic status...

Crowned Sifaka, Propithecus coronatus
2012-08-08 08:43:18

The crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus) is native to Madagascar, with a range that extends to the Mahavavy River in the southwest. The northeastern border of this range is the Betsiboka River. It has been reported that the crowned sifaka occurs in south and southeast Madagascar, which may broaden its range. It prefers to reside in arid deciduous forests in western Madagascar. The crowned sifaka can reach an average body length of 3.3 feet, with a tail length between 1.5 and 1.8 feet....

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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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