Lemurs’ Specialized Hands

lemur hands sized jan munsell

Like all primates, lemurs are equipped with deft hands that enable them to accomplish tasks requiring finesse and dexterity.

E. collaris - Antoine

However, our lemurs seem to get the most pleasure out of these “handy” tools when using them to eat!

E. mongoz - Kikeli

Grapes seem to be the perfect size to fit comfortably in a lemur’s hand.

E. mongoz - Merced

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

E. mongoz - Kikeli's baby

About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.

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