Diary From LCF’s Forest Habitat: Did you know that lemurs have dermal ridges on their hands?

Lemurs have dermal ridges on their hands to improve their grip, just like other primates?

Tsikey SunbathingSIZED

 Here is Tsikey enjoying a favorite activity – an afternoon of sunbathing.

Tsikeys Right Hand labeled

 This image is his hand print. Notice the dermal ridges.

image by Jan Munsell
image by Jan Munsell

You can see a close up of dermal ridges in this image taken while Tsikey was enjoying himself hanging upside down – another favorite activity!

image by Phil Sirois
image by Phil Sirois

Learn more about lemurs on our website www.lemurreserve.org

Lemur Power!
Lemur Power!

 

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