ANIMALSCLASIFICATION: Lemurs are mammaliansvertebratesbelongingto theorder of primates.Todaythere are nearly 100 species of Lemur.
DESCRIPTIONMosthavelong, pointynoseswichcontributetotheirexcellentsense of smell. Theyvarythetheirfur colourfromreddishbrowntogreyandtheyhavedifferentsizestoo.Theyhavebigbushytailsthattheymove in the air as anotherformof comunication and alsohelplemur balance whentheyjumpfromtreetotree.Theyhavefourlegs and long toes. Lemurs are warm-bloodedanimals.
THEIRHABITATLemursliveonly in thejungle of Madagascar , anisland in thesoutheastcoast of Africa. They are arboreal, whichmeansthattheyliveontrees. Thelargestspecies of Lemursalsospend timeontheground.
REPRODUCTIONLemurs are viviparous.Thematingseasonisveryshort,usuallylessthanthreew eeks per year.
HOWTHEFEEDThesmallertypes are generallyomnivores. Theyoftenfeedonnuts and fruitsthattheyfindontheir natural habitat. Whenfruitsaren’t in seasonthey consume insectsandsmallanimals.
HOWTHEYMOVE In treesthey use theirtails and backlegstojumpfrombranchtobranch..Theyhave long legs and armsthatmaketheylookasiftheyweredancingwhentheywalk.