November 29, 2006—One of the most familiar residents of the
island of Madagascar is the lemur—a type
of primate found nowhere else in the wild.But now rapid human
development on the island has conservationists racing to save the
rare creatures' forest home and keep them from going
extinct.Go in the field with biologists studying how lemurs
are coping with habitat loss, and meet the team's surprising
discovery: an unusual lemur that could be a species new to science.
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