indris


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in·dri

 (ĭn′drē)
n. pl. in·dris
A large arboreal lemur (Indri indri) of eastern Madagascar, having very long legs and a rudimentary tail.

[French, probably from Malagasy endira, local name for the indri.]

indris

(ˈɪndrɪs) or

indri

n, pl -dris
1. (Animals) a large Madagascan arboreal lemuroid primate, Indri indri, with thick silky fur patterned in black, white, and fawn: family Indriidae
2. (Animals) woolly indris a related nocturnal Madagascan animal, Avahi laniger, with thick grey-brown fur and a long tail
[C19: from French: lemur, from Malagasy indry! look! mistaken for the animal's name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indris - large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawnindris - large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn
lemur - large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails
genus Indri - type genus of the Indriidae
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One 'moment' that stood out from the rest was with the indri. As a species, the indri holds a special significance for the BBC.
In 2016, in Planet Earth II's episode on jungles, the indri is followed leaping through the trees so closely and in such high definition that you can see the flecked colour of its eyes and fingernails.
However, what isn't mentioned is that the indri has reached 'critically endangered' status with the IUCN, nor that it is among the 25 primates closest to extinction, that its population is predicted to reduce by as much as 80 per cent over the next 30 to 40 years.