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Lemurs Match Scent To Sound Of Voice
2014-04-16 13:42:11

[ Watch The Video: Lemurs Match Scent Of A Friend To Sound Of Her Voice ] Duke University If scent and sound match, that animal may be nearby Humans aren't alone in their ability to match a voice to a face -- animals such as dogs, horses, crows and monkeys are able to recognize familiar individuals this way too, a growing body of research shows. Now a study has found that some animals also can match a voice to a scent. Researchers at Princeton and Duke report that ring-tailed...

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...

2014-03-26 23:01:59

Narrated by Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" tells the story of Earth’s most endangered primates. The film's charismatic stars nearly leap off giant screen into audiences' hearts. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 IMAX® and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” will open on Fri., April 4 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman, this spectacular giant-screen...

2014-01-31 11:06:37

The strength of a lemur couple's bond is reflected in the similarity of their scents The strength of a lemur couple's bond is reflected by the similarity of their scents, finds a new study. "It's like singing a duet, but with smells instead of sounds," said Christine Drea, a Duke University professor who supervised the study. Duke researchers sampled and analyzed scent secretions produced by lemurs known as Coquerel's sifakas living at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC. The...

Finding How Many Coquerel’s Sifaka Exist
2014-01-29 10:45:57

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência In a study now published in the American Journal of Primatology, Célia Kun-Rodrigues and Jordi Salmona, from Lounès Chikhi’s laboratory at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) provide the first abundance estimates of Coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquereli), an endangered lemur species, in its last main refugium, the Ankarafantsika National Park (ANP) in Madagascar. Madagascar is one of the hottest Biodiversity hotspots, well known by the...

Lemur Babies Born To Older Mothers Less Likely To Get Hurt
2013-12-19 07:21:33

Duke University Finding emerges from Lemur Center's 35 years of detailed records A long-term study of aggression in lemurs finds that infants born to older mothers are less likely to get hurt than those born to younger mothers. The researchers base their findings on an analysis of detailed medical records for more than 240 ring-tailed lemurs -- cat-sized primates with long black-and-white banded tails -- that were monitored daily from infancy to adulthood over a 35-year period at the...

Cave Sleeping A Regular Occurrence For Madagascar Lemurs: Study
2013-12-05 09:28:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered that some ring-tailed lemurs regularly return to the same limestone chambers to sleep. The findings, published in Madagascar Conservation and Development, are the first proof of the consistent, daily use of some caves and crevices for sleeping among the world's primates. Michelle Sauther, University of Colorado anthropology Associate Professor, said that...

Behavioral Ecologists Have Described Baseline Of Primate Social Complexity
2013-11-18 10:03:35

German Primate Center During a one-year field study in Southern Madagascar the two researchers discovered that nocturnal white-footed sportive lemurs (Lepilemur leucopus) share a common territory with a pair partner of the opposite sex. This result clarified conflicting earlier reports on the social organization of this species. The study of the DPZ researchers also revealed a specific type of relationship model that has not yet been described for other pair-living species. Although males...

Lemur Offers Insights Into Sleep Purpose
2013-09-05 10:49:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying a tiny primate that is a distant relative of humans, researchers at Duke University said they are gaining new insights into the purpose of sleep. According to the researchers’ report published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, observations of the fat-tailed dwarf lemur during its sleep and hibernation cycles indicate that sleep has a function in the regulation of body temperature and metabolism. Lead study author...

2013-09-03 10:57:45

Research sheds light on developmental origin of early link between speech and cognition Human infants' responses to the vocalizations of non-human primates shed light on the developmental origin of a crucial link between human language and core cognitive capacities, a new study reports. Previous studies have shown that even in infants too young to speak, listening to human speech supports core cognitive processes, including the formation of object categories. Alissa Ferry, lead...


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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