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2015-03-26 23:00:48

LCF and Madécasse partner to raise awareness and funds needed for improvements at ASSR and Camp Indri, a large (almost 105 square miles), mountainous rainforest reserve located in northeastern

giant lemurs
2015-02-18 10:16:21

An undersea graveyard containing hundreds of bones of extinct giant lemurs, some as large as gorillas, has been discovered by a team of divers and paleontologists in Madagascar.

2015-02-04 23:00:32

Alice Farley Dance Theater will perform at 'An Evening of Lemur Love' on 12 February 2015.

2014-12-29 23:01:05

Lemur Conservation Foundation is embarking on a journey to design and build a 4,000 square foot multi-purpose 'Living Building Challenge' facility that will provide a place for visitors

2014-12-01 23:03:27

Ms. Anne Essner, Mr. John Freeman, Ms. Elizabeth Moore, and Ms. Razia Said have joined LCF's Board of Directors.

2014-10-29 23:14:40

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

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.

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

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

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

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.


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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