They are in our backyard, our forests, plains, mountains, atmosphere, ocean, in our homes. We are even one of them. They are everywhere. 8.7 million species of them. They are animals, life on Planet Earth. For most of us, we know so very little about them, how they live and survive alongside us.
And what this blog intends to do is educate you, young and old, about who and what they are. We will look at their lives and tell you a bit about this wonderful life on the planet. Every week, a couple of times during the week we will introduce you to the animals, fish, birds, insects, reptiles you know and some you've never heard of. Let's start with the familiar:
The Red Ruffed Lemur
This little guy with piercing yellow eyes is called a Red Ruffed Lemur. It comes from the island of Madagascar which is a large island just off the continent of Africa, southeastern Africa. It lives in the northeast rainforests and is Diurnal, which means it is active and jumping around searching for food in the morning and evening. They love to eat figs, not fig newtons, however. They primarily eat seasonal fruit but also have a taste for leaves and shoots.
They weigh a little more than seven pounds and live between 15-20 years. And mothers listen to this, they are very clean animals. They spend a lot of time grooming and cleaning themselves.
These cuties like to stick together. They like to play on tree limbs, but they are not the friendliest animals. They basically stay away from humans, they are wary of our species.
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