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2014-05-13 04:21:24

Conservation hero wins $250,000 and the Lilly Medal for work saving Madagascar's lemurs INDIANAPOLIS, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For her heroic and selfless dedication to protecting the lemurs, ecosystems and people of Madagascar, Indianapolis Zoological Society officials today announced Dr. Patricia Chappelle Wright as winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize, the world's leading award for animal conservation. As the Indianapolis Prize winner, Wright, a distinguished professor of...

2014-04-14 23:08:10

Dr. Patricia Wright will share her experiences with lemurs and with the making of the film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Dr. Patricia Wright, the trailblazing scientist featured in the new IMAX® movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” will talk about her work with these endangered primates in a special presentation on Thurs., April 17 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Wright, a professor of biological anthropology at Stony Brook...

2012-12-14 12:22:23

Mammals are in for a stormy ride as cyclones and droughts caused by climate change could threaten populations Mammals could be at a greater risk of extinction due to predicted increases in extreme weather conditions, states a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Scientists have mapped out land mammal populations, and overlapped this with information of where droughts and cyclones are most likely to occur. This allowed them to identify species at high risk of...

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2008-07-22 14:30:00

Experts on Tuesday said the discovery of 30-40 endangered greater bamboo lemurs living far outside the only other area they were known to exist has renewed hope for the survival of the species. They were found in the Torotorofotsy wetlands of east central Madagascar, more than 400 km (240 miles) north of the isolated pockets of bamboo forest where the rest of the known populations of the species live. Edward Louis, a U.S. conservation geneticist who coordinated the joint research, said...


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Greater Bamboo Lemur, Prolemur simus
2012-06-11 12:05:42

The greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the broad-nosed gentle lemur and the broad-nosed bamboo lemur. It has a small range in southwestern Madagascar, although it is thought that its range was much larger in the past.  Andringitra National Park and Ranomafana Nation Park are included in its range. The greater bamboo lemur is the largest bamboo lemur weighing an average of 5.5 pounds. It has a body length that...

Lac Alaotra Bamboo Lemur, Hapalemur alaotrensis
2012-06-11 11:59:38

The Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the Alaotran bamboo lemur, Alaotran gentle lemur, and the Lac Alaotra gentle lemur, and its local name is the bandro. It lives in a small range comprised of the area in and around the reed beds of Lac Alaotra in northeast Madagascar. The Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur is small, reaching an average body length of up to 1.3 feet and a weight of up to three pounds. The...

Eastern Lesser bamboo Lemur, Hapalemur griseusis
2012-06-08 13:52:42

The eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseusis) also known as the Gray Gentle Lemur and the Gray Bamboo Lemur. It is native only to the island of Madagascar and has three recognized subspecies. As a member of the Hapalemur genus, the eastern lesser bamboo lemur has better hand-eye coordination and dexterity than most lemurs. It remains in an upright position while leaping from tree to tree, as is common in lemur species. It is typically grey in color, and will sometimes display a red...

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2006-12-27 14:49:16

The golden bamboo lemur or golden lemur (Hapalemur aureus) is a medium sized bamboo lemur endemic to southeastern Madagascar. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss. The population is declining with only about 1000 individuals. As its name indicates this lemur feeds almost exclusively on grasses. It feeds especially on the Giant Bamboo. The Golden Bamboo Lemur is active during twilight. It is 14.57 to 15.55 in (37 to 39.5 cm) long plus a tail of 14.57 to 16.14 in...

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2006-12-27 14:47:26

The eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also known as the gray bamboo lemur and the gray gentle lemur, is a small lemur endemic to Madagascar. The eastern lesser bamboo lemur feeds mainly on bamboo. The lemurs of the Hapalemur genus have more manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination than most lemurs. They are vertical climbers and jump from stalk to stalk in thick bamboo forests. The eastern lesser bamboo lemur is gray in color, sometimes with a red patch on its head. It...

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