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Animals: Lemurs

These sites are about lemurs, a type of primate native to the island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa. Learn about several species such as the ring-taled, red-ruffed, black, and dwarf lemur. There are many photographs and a few video clips. Includes articles about researchers trying to protect the forest habitat of these endangered animals. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on Madagascar.

Grades

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Links

This site includes links to fact sheets, photos, and videos of the different types of lemurs in the world today. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites and a blog.
This Duke University site has information on several different lemurs. Click on the type of lemur to read more.
This is a good introductory site about lemurs.
This article is about primatologist Mireya Mayor and her research on the endangered lemurs in Madagascar. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Read about the black male lemur and the female, which are different colors. This article focuses on the endangerment of this animal. NOTE: This site includes ads.
A doctor answers this question and provides general information about lemurs. The reading level is for older students. Click on "Classroom Resources" at the bottom for an activity idea about lemurs.
This short multimedia presentation is narrated by primatologist Mireya Mayor, who studies lemurs in Madagascar. Click on "Start Presentation" to begin.
Read an encyclopedia entry about lemurs. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Read about the physical traits found in ring-tailed lemurs, sifaka lemurs, indri lemurs, and bamboo lemurs. Click on the link to learn more about the Malagasy or aye-aye lemur.
Read this brief article about a new, smaller lemur species, discovered in Madagascar in 2005.
Read the profile and fast facts about the mouse lemur. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about the physical features of the ring-tailed lemur by using this printable worksheet. NOTE: This site includes Google banner ads.
Read this four-page story and see photos of Sapphire, a unique ring-tailed lemur.
Learn about the island of Madagascar, which lies east of the African mainland. Topics include the culture, economy, environment, food, and more. There are online games, photographs, recipes, and ideas for classroom activities.

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