ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Rare Eagle, Cloned Pups, More

ANIMAL PHOTOS WEEKLY: Albino Eagle, Cloned Pups, More
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Madagascar, July 22, 2008—A researcher in Madagascar holds a greater bamboo lemur, listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. With jaws powerful enough to crack bamboo, the primate belongs to a population recently discovered in the Torotorofotsy wetlands (read full story).

Between 30 and 40 greater bamboo lemurs are thought to live in the wetland, which is more than 240 miles (400 kilometers) from the only other known group of the species. There, slash-and-burn agriculture and illegal logging are said to be serious threats to the lemur's survival.

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—Photograph by Jonathan Linus Fiely/Conservation International
 
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