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Red Ruffed Lemur
2006-12-27 14:45:05

The Red Ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra) is one of two species of ruffed lemur, the other being the black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata). Like all lemurs, it is native to Madagascar. It is endemic to the Masoala peninsula in the northeast of the island. The Red Ruffed Lemur grows to be about 7 to 8 lbs and can live up to 20 years in the wild. They eat fruit, leaves, and seeds. This...

Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur
2006-12-27 14:43:35

The black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) is one of the two species of ruffed lemurs. Like all lemurs, it is native only to Madagascar. Black-and-white ruffed lemurs can grow up to 2 ft long. They are typically a little smaller, and about 7 to 10 lb. Their lifespan in captivity is about 18 years but many live to 20. Black-and-white ruffed lemurs are black with white areas on...

Ring-tailed Lemur
2006-12-27 14:32:19

The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is a large prosimian, a lemur belonging to the family Lemuridae. The ring-tailed lemur is the only species within the monotypic genus Lemur. It is found only on the island of Madagascar. Although threatened by habitat destruction and therefore listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List, the Ring-tailed Lemur is the most populous lemur in zoos worldwide....

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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