Q: What purpose does a lemur’s thick, bushy tail serve?
BG: When a lemur feels threatened, it uses its thick, bushy tail to serve as a visual signal. A lemur’s tail also serves as a balancing mechanism for when it leaps through the trees.
Q: How does a female lemur carry her newborn baby?
BG: Until the newborn is able to cling to the fur on her mother’s stomach or back, the female lemur carries her baby in her mouth.
Q: Why do lemurs’ soft, broad fingers and toes have flat nails?
BG: This feature allows them to grip objects as well as groom other lemurs.
Q: What is the average life span of a lemur?
BG: The average life span of a lemur is 18 years or older.