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2012-04-22 23:01:38

XEOPlay Doubles Points for Earth Day Challenge Now Available in the Apple App Store San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2012 XEOPlay, the company that designed the first accelerometer game on the iPhone, offers an Earth Day challenge! On April 22, join players all over the world to play Tilt World a beautiful game that sets Flip, the mighty tadpole, against pollution and the forces of evil Blight. Players control Flip, a tadpole determined to replant the virtual world of Shady Glen and...

Image 1 - Scratching The Surface Of Social Interaction
2012-03-26 02:28:28

It can be difficult to uncover the behavior of small, shy, nocturnal primates like the brown mouse lemur (Microcebus rufus), especially in the dense rainforests of Madagascar where this lemur lives. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology shows that the social interactions of brown mouse lemurs can be monitored by mapping the transfer of tagged lice. Brown mouse lemurs are the only known host of the parasitic louse Lemurpediculus verruculosus. The lice...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

Providing an opportunity to make a wish really count, Aura Cacia, along with the Frontier family of branded products, is handing out 5,000 wooden coins valued at $1 each at Natural Products Expo in Anaheim. At the end of the trade show, Aura Cacia´s parent company, Frontier Natural Products Co-op, will make a donation in the amount of dollar tokens collected to help continue supporting the school being built. Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Providing an opportunity to make a wish...

Image 1 - Three Days of NASA Infrared Images Show System 92S Tropically Developing
2012-02-27 18:00:04

NASA satellites have been watching the low pressure area called System 92S for days, and infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed cloud temperatures were cooling, indicating the storm was getting more organized as it moved over northern Madagascar. Now it may be headed for landfall in Mozambique. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared imagery on developing System 92S as it moved from the Southern Indian Ocean, west across...


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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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