A Tumblr blog devoted to lemurs, in all their glory.

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(Image by Benherz.)

 

yowulf:

henrieke-g's awesome lemur character! I've never drew lemurs before so I really hope you likes this! :)

yowulf:

henrieke-g's awesome lemur character! I've never drew lemurs before so I really hope you likes this! :)

This is a drawing I did of a shape-shifting animal that assumes the form of a lemur by default, I thought it would be a good as place as any to submit. Hope you like it. :)
(submitted by cynicaljam. Absolutely! Thank you!)

This is a drawing I did of a shape-shifting animal that assumes the form of a lemur by default, I thought it would be a good as place as any to submit. Hope you like it. :)

(submitted by cynicaljam. Absolutely! Thank you!)

gold-of-kinabalu:

Oh god lemurs are just the cutest! I could have an entire blog dedicated to just lemurs.

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estrellavega:

Just completed my latest carousel book. All silkscreen printed, cut , glued and bound by hand. It takes me 2.5 hours to build one book, and I printed enough pages for 30 books, so I’ve got a lot of work to do.

The subject is black and white ruffed lemurs and habitat loss. The pop-up nature of the book makes it hard to see the background, but I assure you I drew a fire and burned out trees.

A Lemur Rescue Mission in Madagascar: A Conversation With Patricia C. Wright

How endangered is the lemur today?

90 percent of the lemur habitat elsewhere on the island has become wasteland. In 2009, there was a coup. Afterward, the central government was very weak and there was a lot of lawlessness. Timber exploiters came in from Asia and started cutting down the northern forests. Then they started demanding meat for dinner. The meat was lemurs.

We have one lemur species in the North where there are only 30 individuals left. The greater bamboo lemur, the one that I was sent to search for, we’ve found some more patches of them. Still, there are only about 500 left. That’s not a lot for a primate. The good news is that very recently, the politics have changed. They now have an elected government and there’s a lot of hope that things can be turned around.”

This is a fascinating interview with primatologist Dr. Patricia Wright, about lemurs, Madagascar, endangered species, and the complications of habitat conservation. Well worth a read!

carryonmywaywardlemur:

It is extremely difficult to find a picture to sum up my summer. It’s even harder to find the words to express how I’m feeling. All I can say is thank you to all the people that made this summer the best summer of my life. I will really miss all of you and all of the lemurs. I hope to see everyone again soon! #lemur #dukelemurcenter #bestinternshipever

carryonmywaywardlemur:

It is extremely difficult to find a picture to sum up my summer. It’s even harder to find the words to express how I’m feeling. All I can say is thank you to all the people that made this summer the best summer of my life. I will really miss all of you and all of the lemurs. I hope to see everyone again soon! #lemur #dukelemurcenter #bestinternshipever