MADAGASCAR LEMURS WORLD MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALS

MADAGASCAR LEMURS WORLD MOST ENDANGERED MAMMALS. A new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission says lemurs are the world’s most endangered mammals. The new assessment also suggests that lemurs are the most endangered animal compared to all other mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and bony fish. The largest of the lemurs, called indri, which is a sacred species in Madagascar, is among the species labeled ‘critically endangered’ along with Madame Berthe's mouse lemur, the world's smallest primate, and the blue-eyed black lemur, the only primate species other than humans to have blue eyes. Photo courtesy presstv

Last Updated: 2012-07-16

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