News tagged with lemurs

DNA sheds light on why largest lemurs disappeared

Ancient DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of giant lemurs that lived thousands of years ago in Madagascar may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct. It also explains what factors make some surviving species ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in Evolution
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Gardeners of Madagascar rainforest at risk

A majority of Madagascar's 101 species of lemurs are threatened with extinction, and that could have serious consequences for the rainforests they call home. A new study by Rice University researchers shows the positive impacts ...

dateNov 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Light pollution alters reproduction cycle in lemurs

Besides obscuring the stars, light pollution can also disrupt the reproduction of light-sensitive animals. French scientists have shown that light pollution can override the natural reproductive cycle of some animals, making ...

dateJul 02, 2014 in Ecology
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New action plan to save Madagascar's at-risk lemurs

Contrary to the film of DreamWorks' imagining, Madagascar is not ruled by King Julien and his colony of lemurs. In fact the status of the lemurs on the island – the only place on earth that they exist – is a very precarious ...

dateFeb 21, 2014 in Ecology
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