Lemurs News

There’s a new member of the lemur family

Scientists have found a new species of dwarf lemur in southeastern Madagascar. Grove’s Dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus grovesi) was discovered in two national parks, Ranomafana and Andringitra, both of which are…

Photos: Top 20 new species of 2017

There’s still so much we don’t know about life on planet Earth that scientists discover new species with whom we share this planet nearly every day. For instance, this year…

Do protected areas work in the tropics?

In 1986, Patricia Wright, then a budding primatologist, spent weeks combing the rainforests of eastern Madagascar in search of the greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus), a five-pound bamboo-eating primate that…

Chocolate company, NGO work together to save lemurs

Chocolate company collaborates with NGO to conserve Madagascar's iconic wildlife while helping bolster the prospects of a long-overlooked reserve Madécasse produces chocolate bars from cocoa grown and processed in Madagascar.…