How to Lose a Lemur by Frann Preston-GannonBy author of the much-loved The Journey Home and Dinosaur Farm.
Everyone knows that once a lemur takes a fancy to you there is not much that can be done about it.
While being followed by lemurs, a boy tries hiding up a tree (without luck), disguising himself (without success) and even tries to sail off in a boat to get away from them - only to discover the lemurs snorkeling behind him. Eventually,after climbing mountains, taking trains and going through the air in a balloon, he finally thinks that he has lost them.
Or has he?
In the process he has managed to get himself lost, and it is only then that he realizes that the cunning lemurs might just be helpful after all...
8 Things You Need to Know About Lemurs!
Africa View. Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot unlike any other. The fourth largest island in the world broke off from mainland Africa around million years ago, cast adrift in the Indian Ocean. Isolation proved fertile breeding ground for evolution.
All rights reserved. Lemurs are primates found only on the African island of Madagascar and some tiny neighboring islands. Because of its geographic isolation, Madagascar is home to many amazing animals found nowhere else on Earth. Ring-tailed lemurs are unmistakable because of their long, vividly striped, black-and-white tail. They are familiar residents of many zoos. Lemurs use their hands and feet to move nimbly through the trees, but cannot grip with their tails as some of their primate cousins do.