Interactive: Where Lemurs Live
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Our innovative Science Bulletins are an online and exhibition program that offers the public a window into the excitement of scientific discovery. This interactive was published in April 2006 as part of the Lemurs of Madagascar: Surviving on an Island of Change Bio Feature.
- It begins by explaining that lemurs are primates that live only on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
- Students can then click on the following eight lemurs to see where they live on Madagascar and learn more about them.
- Ring-tailed lemur
- Verreaux's sifaka
- Brown mouse lemur
- Red-bellied lemur
- White-footed sportive lemur
- Golden bamboo lemur
Supplement a study of biology with a classroom activity drawn from this Science Bulletin interactive.
- Working individually or in small groups, have students explore the Where Lemurs Live interactive.
- Have them select one of the lemurs featured in the gallery to research further, reporting what they learn about its odd adaptations and how they have helped it cope with limited resources on a constantly changing island environment.