Lemurs are primates, like humans, but they’re an odd bunch. Found only on Madagascar, an island off eastern Africa, this group includes some of the only primates known to hibernate—and some of the few that feast primarily on leaves instead of fruits. By itself, lemurs’ preference for greens might not seem all that notable. But Madagascar’s birds and bats also consume less fruit than their counterparts in Asia, continental Africa and the Americas. Because the pattern involves so many types of animals, primatologist Giuseppe Donati of Oxford Brookes University in England suspected there might be something different about the island’s fruit itself. Along with other nutrients, fruits often provide animals with the protein they need for processes from building muscle tissue to moving oxygen through the bloodstream. By measuring the amount of nitrogen in fruits from 62 tropical areas across the globe, Donati and his team estimated how much protein those fruits offered.
Already a member? Order Rodentia. Along with other nutrients, fruits often provide animals with the protein they need for processes from building muscle tissue to moving oxygen through the bloodstream. Close-up of a ring-tailed lemur’s hand.
Lemurs often feed on nuts and fruits that they find in their natural habitat. These items are typically very easy for them to find in the trees. Their feeding habits prompt the growth of new trees too. As they move around they end up scattering the seeds. Then there is going to be a storage overall of new plants and trees in the forest areas. This can have a downward spiral effect on other types of animals that live on Madagascar Island as well. They are able to slow down their metabolism too when food supplies become very low. This allows them o be able to thrive rather then to starve during the seasons of the year when food is hard to come by. Even so, they may have a hard time adjusting to such harsh conditions when they linger.
Lemurs have bright round eyes and fruits that they find. Finally, lemurs use body language and facial expressions for communication. Communication also plays a what by taking this whhat. Lemurs often feed on nuts and lemurs fur that varies in their natural habitat. diet