The word Lemur derives from the Latin word lemures, meaning ghosts or spirits
Smaller species are primarily omnivores, consuming fruit and insects, while the larger species are more herbivorous, consuming mostly plant material.
The eerie territorial call of the Indri Indri (largest of the lemur species) can be heard up to 2 kilometres away.
When defending their mating right, male Ring Tailed lemurs engage in ‘stink fights’, during which they smear scent on their tails to waft it at the rival.
Aye! Watch that finger
The Aye-aye is the world’s largest nocturnal primate and has an extra-long finger which is uses to tap on the trees to locate and then dig out insects.