Happy #FeatureFriday

Say hello to Common Brown Lemur Pinot, this week’s ‪#‎FeatureFriday‬! Pinot was born in 1997 making him 18 years old. Pinot lives a quiet life on the reserve with his mate Shiraz after being rescued from the pet trade. Shiraz and Pinot are also joined here at LCF by their 4 sons Malbec, Merlot, Muga and Zinfandel.

Pinot can often be found cuddled up with Shiraz or exploring the new enrichment items that are given to him daily.

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To learn more about lemurs visit our website: www.lemurreserve.org

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Tails From Myakka City: Mongoose Lemur Habitat

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Did you know? Mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz)are one of only two lemur species found outside of Madagascar.

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Mongoose lemurs can be found in the Comoros islands of Moheli and Anjouan as well as in northwestern Madagascar.  Their natural habitat is tropical dry deciduous forest but they can also survive well in secondary forest.

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Here at Lemur Conservation Foundation, the mongoose lemurs avoid the tall slash pines and instead move extensively through the live and laurel oaks and the secondary canopy of wax myrtle and gall berry.

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.

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

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Christmas ‘Cookies’ For LCF’s Lemurs!

Christmas Cookies

Everyone loves Christmas cookies! Our lemurs love our special ‘cookie’ recipe –

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Primate Chow frosted with pumpkin and raisins! Continue reading “Christmas ‘Cookies’ For LCF’s Lemurs!”

Red Ruffed Lemur Habitat at LCF

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In Madagascar red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) can only be found on the Masoala Peninsula and typically inhabit tropical moist lowland forest.

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They prefer tall forests and are often seen in the crowns of large feeding trees.

Continue reading “Red Ruffed Lemur Habitat at LCF”

Lemurs Enjoy the Holiday Season!

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Are you celebrating a special holiday?

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We hope you are enjoying your holiday season as much as our lemurs are!

 

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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.

To learn more about lemurs visit our website: www.lemurreserve.org

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Lemurs’ Specialized Hands

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

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

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

Continue reading “Lemurs’ Specialized Hands”

Come to our Open House!

2014 Invite Open House

Saturday 8 November

2 PM – 5 PM

Admission is Free, Donations are Appreciated

Tour LCF’s Habitats

Meet our Team

Food and Entertainment

Visit our Store!

R.S.V.P. – 941-322-8494

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

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Lemur Update: See How Ansell’s Twins Have Grown!

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Get ready lemur lovers…Here is an update on Ansell’s twin infants, Moose and Duffy. They are now four months old!

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While they still hang out with mom often throughout the day, both babies are gaining independence quickly and taking after their older sisters.

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All four can frequently be found playing together in the trees, on the ground, or at the forest shelters. Which picture do you think wins the ‘Cute Overload’ crown?

L. catta- Moosy and Duffy and Ansell

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

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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?

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

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

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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!

 

ECOnsider This: Are You Interested In Canopy Science & Research?

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image by Catie Homan

Many species of lemurs spend their lives in the forest canopy.  Observing lemurs in the canopy provides unique insight into their behavior, family groups, and social structures.

‘The rapidly maturing field of canopy research demands the need for definitions of commonly used terms. This database contains a glossary of technical terms used by canopy researchers with references to the published sources,’ Big Canopy Database.

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Do you have a good ”canopy vocabulary? Here are some canopy vocabulary words: obligate epiphyte, aboveground adventitious roots, overstory, and throughfall and a link to the Big Canopy Database. You will find a glossary of scientific terms with use citations and other helpful resources.

CLICK HERE to visit the Big Canopy Database and glossary of terms.