Black lemur


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(Zool.) the Lemurniger of Madagascar; the acoumbo of the natives.

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Richard, who took over the black lemur studbook from zoo director ZOO Derek Grove over a year ago, said: "It was a very interesting course, which I found really useful.
They also responded with increased vigilance to the aerial alarm calls of the blue-eyed black lemur, scanning towards the sky but never the ground which suggests they classified the alarm call correctly.
The top ten list also includes ploughshare tortoises and the blue-eyed black lemur, both from Madagascar.
THE SPECIES MOST RELIANT ON ZOOS FOR SURVIVAL Mountain chicken frog, from Dominica and Monserrat, critically endangered; White-clawed crayfish, from countries including Britain, endangered; Blue-crowned laughing thrush, from China, critically endangered; Amur leopard, from China, Russia and Korea, critically endangered; Potosi pupfish, from Mexico, extinct in the wild; Polynesian tree snail; from French Polynesia, extinct in the wild; Verdcourt's polyalthia tree, from Tanzania, endangered; Blue-eyed black lemur, from Madagascar, critically endangered; Ploughshare tortoise, from Madagascar, critically endangered; Scimitar-horned oryx, from Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal, extinct in the wild.
FOUND only in north-western Madagascar, the blue-eyed black lemur (also called the Sclater's lemur) is critically endangered due to large-scale habitat loss and hunting.
Recognising the need to study these animals further in order to plan for their conservation, she returned in 1991 to set up the Black Lemur Forest Project.
DZG Curator, Richard Brown, is fully prepped to take the reins of the black lemur studbook after attending a four-day course in Amsterdam.
The team from the University of Torino, Italy, studied three related species - the common brown lemur, the red-bellied lemur and the black lemur.
The top 10 list also includes ploughshare tortoises and the blue-eyed black lemur, both from Madagascar.
One species of lemur dance along on two legs as if in some jungle rave, a Slow Loris ambles lazily through the branches, and a Black Lemur smears a millipede's narcotic secretions over its fur to get stoned.
Copper, a black lemur, arrived on March 6 and Jim, a ring tailed lemur on April 4.
CREATURE FEATURES BRING John, who has been visiting the zoo since childhood, also adopts Benji the orang utan and Florence the black lemur and comes on site most weeks.