What is a Lemur?

Lemurs are primates, and are in a group of animals called Prosimians, primates that look like apes even though they aren't.  They have opposable thumbs like humans on their hands and feet, which allow them to easily climb trees and jump from tree to tree.

All Lemurs live on the island of Madagascar.  They live in troops in the rainforest, the scrub, and rocky areas.

Lemurs can be lots of different colors including brown, black, red, and white.

Lemurs have a good sense of smell and their big eyes give them good night vision.

The word "Lemur" is Latin for "ghost" or "spirit".

Lemurs are very intelligent.  They can organize groups, do simple adding problems, and can be taught to use tools and sign-language.