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First-ever World Lemur Festival Celebrated in Madagascar

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

Why should we care about lemurs? Well, aside from being delightful, beautiful creatures that are part of the mammalian order Primates of which we ourselves are members, they are also a major economic asset for a country historically plagued by poverty and political instability.

These Two Lemurs Really, Really Love To Lick Lollipops

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green

These two ring-tailed lemurs have quite the sweet tooth. Mort and Miss Stewart -- who both reside at the Center for Animal Research and Education (...

WATCH: Lemurs Take Over HuffPost Live

Posted 05.16.2014 | Green

A trio of plucky lemurs took over the HuffPost Live studio on Friday to celebrate Dr. Patricia Wright and her ongoing conservation efforts to save the...

Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with sloths. Let's add in some s...

Is There New Hope for Madagascar?

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Russell Mittermeier

Madagascar is one of the world's most unusual countries -- an iconic "hotspot" in every sense of the word. It has also been the site of devastating poverty and environmental destruction, accelerated in recent years by an ineffective, corrupt government.

Bizarre and Beautiful: Five Amazing Creatures Found Only in Madagascar

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

From invisible geckos and colorful chameleons to strange primates and otherworldly insects, here are a few amazing creatures that you may see while visiting what is arguably the most unique country in the world.

Pointers, Please, for Spotting Wild Life: Mr. Magoo on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 12.09.2013 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Serendipity does sometimes smile upon me, and it did a few months ago when I was on a tossing, rolling tin motorboat on the roiling South Pacific off the Austral island of Rurutu in French Polynesia, looking for whales.

Could This Make Lemurs Better Food Thieves?

Posted 07.01.2013 | Green

By Denise Chow, LiveScience staff writer: Lemurs that come from big tribes and live in large groups exhibit more "social smarts" than those that li...

PHOTO: Quite Possibly The World's Ugliest Animal

Posted 06.09.2013 | Green

We have an entire page at HuffPost dedicated to cute animals, geared for all the sloths and quokkas of the world. But there are a lot of less-than-pre...

WATCH: Police Pursue Unlikely Suspect

Posted 01.22.2013 | Miami

"This is the first time I've ever been dispatched to a call like this," North Miami Beach Sergeant Richard Rand told WSVN 7, referring to a bizarre at...

How Animal Daughters Avoid Mating With Dad

Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

From Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: Tiny nocturnal lemurs recognize their dad's cries amid the other sounds of the nighttime Madagasc...

Living With Lemurs

Janice Harper | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Janice Harper

Next time you think about the tragedy of the lemurs, look to your own patterns of consumption that lay waste to our globe. Not a one of us is off the hook on this one.

25 Primate Species Reportedly On The Brink Of Extinction

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them ...

PHOTOS: Madagascar's Real Animal Stars

Kensington Tours | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

So unique that ecologists refer to it as the 8th continent, this isolated wonderland has yet to become the destination it should be.

A Lemur Crisis in Madagascar

Dr. Patricia Wright | Posted 09.17.2012 | Science
Dr. Patricia Wright

Since a political coup in 2009, laws are not being enforced and illegal logging, fires to turn forests into charcoal and hunting of lemurs is rampant throughout much of Madagascar.

Madagascar's Lemurs: Thriving in Theaters, Disappearing in the Wild

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 09.16.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

In addition to political problems continuing to grow during the past three years, a recent upsurge in bushmeat hunting has impacted lemurs, tortoises and other species.

The World's Most Endangered Primate

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - The lemurs of Madagascar - known for their haunting cries and reflective eyes - are the most endangered primate grou...

WATCH: Baby Lemurs At The Bronx Zoo!

Posted 06.01.2012 | New York

Two baby lemurs, a Coquerel’s sifaka and collared lemur, have debuted at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo! The lemurs join the zoo...

LOOK: Is This Lemur Meditating?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion

Some might think meditation is for the Buddhists, but it turns out, it's for the lemurs. Photographer Sebastien Degardin caught this lemur meditating ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: From Pom-Poms To Primates: Mireya Mayor Talks Womanhood And Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.10.2012 | Science

2012-02-09-Screenshot20120209at5.00.32PM.jpgI first met Mireya Mayor a few weeks ago when she was the keynote speaker at this incredible science convention. We really hit it off, so I invited her to come chat with me over coffee.

PHOTOS: Seahorses, Kinkajou, Sugar Gliders And 8 Other Pets You Shouldn't Buy

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This year, over 62 percent of American households care for pets in 71.4 million homes. Pet ownership rates have risen nationwide from 56 percent sinc...

Madagascar's Wildlife In Danger (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Madagascar has one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems - and is the only place that lemurs live in the wild. Sadly, it has lost nearly 90% of it...

Adorable Animal Families (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Armstrong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Since many people will be spending time with families this weekend, we thought we highlight some photos of amazing animal families. Check out how fami...

Who's Eating Madagascar's Lemurs?

GlobalPost | Nicolas Brulliard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bit by bit, the natural resources of Madagascar -- a biodiversity hotspot known for its unique vegetation and wildlife -- are being plundered....

How Zoo Animals Keep Cool (PHOTOS, VOTE)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animals in zoos' across the globe attempted to beat the summer heat by cooling off poolside. Vote for your favorite photos. ...