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2014-08-26 23:04:24

Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is a new nonprofit partner of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of over 1,200 member companies in 48 countries that give one percent of revenues to environmental causes. 1% member businesses fuel this non-profit network through their annual contributions, which totaled over $20 million in 2013. Myakka City, FL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Partnership with 1% greatly expands the potential pool of funding to which Lemur Conservation Foundation can look to for...

2014-07-30 23:15:05

Wildlife conservation activists have joined with the Trevor Zoo at the Millbrook School in Millbrook, New York, to form the KeepSafe Project, highlighting the work of Lemur Conservation Foundation and the Cheetah Conservation Fund. With the support of businesses in the Hudson Valley, this initiative is dedicated to raising public awareness about the need to conserve endangered species like lemurs and cheetahs, and their natural habitats, as part of maintaining the health of our planet....

Nearly 50 Years Of Endangered Primate Data Now Available Online
2014-07-28 03:10:01

[ Watch The Video: Nearly 50 Years Of Lemur Data Now Available Online ] Duke University A 48-year archive of life history data for the world’s largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online. The Duke Lemur Center database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3600 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises and galagos — distant primate cousins who predate monkeys and apes — with more data to be uploaded in...

2014-07-16 23:11:33

Four ring-tailed lemur (lemur catta) infants were born at LCF this summer, including a set of twins. Myakka City, FL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Lemur Conservation Foundation welcomes the arrival of four ring-tailed lemur infants. All four ring-tailed infants are part of family groups living in LCF's multi-acre forest habitats, providing scientists and our animal husbandry team the opportunity to observe maternal and infant behavior in a naturalistic setting. This summer, a set of twins was...

Lemur's Reproduction Cycle Altered By Light Pollution
2014-07-03 03:31:00

Society for Experimental Biology Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. French scientists have shown that light pollution can override the natural reproductive cycle of some animals, making them sexually active out of season. "The natural light/dark cycle allows living organisms to time a variety of behavioural and physiological rhythms, including migration, accumulation of reserves, dormancy and reproduction,"...

2014-06-30 23:21:47

Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is funding a boundary demarcation project in the Anjanaharibe-Sud Special Reserve (ASSR), Madagascar. ASSR, a large mountainous rainforest in northeastern Madagascar which has long been recognized both as a biodiversity priority and a neglected reserve, is home to eleven species of lemurs including critically endangered silky sifaka and indri. Myakka City, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Lemur Conservation Foundation is pleased to participate in efforts to...

2014-06-03 23:16:54

Lemur Conservation Foundation’s conservation education program for educators, the 'Teachers’ Institute,' is hosting the first ‘Ako Project Workshop for Educators’ from June 12-14 at our conservation habitats in Myakka City, FL. The Teachers' Institute helps educators inspire the next generation of 'conservationeers' through the S.T.R.E.A.M. concept teaching model and engagement with lemurs, the iconic animal of Madagascar. Myakka City, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2014...

Coquerels sifakas
2014-06-01 02:45:40

Duke University New technique could aid conservation, disease surveillance The young lemur named Eugenius started to get sick. Very sick. He was lethargic, losing weight and suffering from diarrhea. Duke Lemur Center veterinarians soon pinpointed the cause of his illness: Eugenius tested positive for Cryptosporidium, a microscopic intestinal parasite known to affect people, pets, livestock and wildlife worldwide. In humans, thousands of cases of Cryptosporidium are reported in the...

2014-05-21 23:12:15

Vanishing, an exhibit at Art Center Sarasota curated from Lemur Conservation Foundation's (LCF) collection, shows the power of art to raise awareness about lemurs and their threat of extinction. Scientists estimate that all 103 known species of lemurs could become extinct in 20 years; and that half of all the species of life on earth could be extinct in 100 years without conservation intervention. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) and Art...

2014-05-14 23:15:23

Kikeli, a second time mother, gave birth to an infant at LCF. Only 65 Mongoose lemurs live in Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions' managed breeding programs with just 9 breeding pairs, including 2 at Lemur Conservation Foundation. Myakka City, Florida (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Kikeli, a critically endangered Mongoose lemur gave birth to the first infant of 2014 at Lemur Conservation Foundation. Kikeli's new infant is starting to climb around on mom a lot, and is reaching...


Latest Ring-tailed Lemur Reference Libraries

Colugos, Cynocephalidae
2014-08-05 09:51:41

Cynocephalidae is a family that holds three species of gliding, tree dwelling mammals known as culugos or flying lemurs, only two of which are living. These species, known as the Philippine flying lemur and the Sunda flying lemur, can be found in tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia. Culugos range in size between fourteen and sixteen inches and they have a slender body with long legs and a medium-sized tail. They are the most capable of all gliding mammal species, using a large membrane of...

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...

Pygmy Slow Loris, Nycticebus pygmaeus
2014-04-16 11:59:00

The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is a primate that can be found in Laos, eastern areas of Cambodia, the Yunnan Province, and in areas east of Mekong River in Vietnam. It prefers to reside in secondary, semi-evergreen, and mixed deciduous forests. This species was formally described in 1907 by J. Lewis Bonhote and was classified as one species with all loris species, although there are now nine distinct species. The pygmy slow loris reaches an average body length between 7.7 and...

Javan Slow Loris, Nycticebus javanicus
2014-04-16 11:28:14

The Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) is a species of primate that can be found in central and western areas on the island of Java, Indonesia. This species resides in a number of habitats including primary and secondary forests, bamboo forests, and plantations at elevations between sea level and 5,200 feet. This species was formally described in 1812 by Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, but was reclassified as a subspecies of Bradylemur tardigradus in 1840. It was not until 2000 that it...

Sunda Slow Loris, Nycticebus coucang
2014-04-16 11:22:42

The Sunda slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), also known as the greater slow loris, is a primate that can be found in Singapore, western areas of Malaysia, southern areas of Thailand, and Indonesia. This species prefers to reside in tropical rainforests but can be found in other habitats. It was first discovered in 1770 by Dutchman Arnout Vosmaer, who described it as a sloth, and was later classified with all other known lorises as a single species. Today, the Sunda slow loris is one of nine...

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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