It can be difficult to determine the exact number of lemurs left in the world, as new species are continuously discovered. However, most species are considered endangered and critically endangered and one species is near... More »

According to the National Wildlife Federation, the animals that eat lemurs are primarily fossa, which is a relative of the mongoose that lives in Madagascar. However, recently humans have also started to eat lemurs, due ... More »

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Lemurs have several behavioral adaptations that help them to survive in their natural habitats, including their reliance on social bonds and their diurnal activity patterns, according to Primate Info Net. While some beha... More »

There is no estimate on the number of monkeys in the world, but there are 260 known species of monkeys, which are divided into two categories: Old World and New World. Old World monkeys reside in Africa and Asia, and New... More »

There are more than 260 known species in the world, split into two groups: new world and old world monkeys. Some examples of new world monkeys are spider monkeys, tamarins, howler monkeys and marmosets, while the old wor... More »

The pygmy marmoset is the smallest species of monkey in the world. Fully grown, they only weigh 4 to 5 ounces and are 6 inches long. The only primates smaller than pygmy marmosets are pygmy mouse lemurs and pygmy tarsier... More »

As of 2014, there are more than 260 different species of monkeys in the world. Monkeys are often divided into old world monkeys and new world monkeys, depending on where they live in the world. Monkeys should be distingu... More »