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White Footed Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur Leucopus, Sitting In Tree, Berenty Nation ...

White Footed Sportive Lemur, Lepilemur Leucopus, Sitting In Tree, Berenty Nation ...

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Description: White footed sportive lemur, Lepilemur leucopus, sitting in tree, Berenty National Park, Madagascar, IUCN Red List and listed on Appendix I of CITES Despite the name, sportive lemurs are amongst the world’s laziest primates. However, in this instance laziness is not a lifestyle choice, but a necessary adaptation to a low-energy diet. In order for these small mammals to thrive on a meagre diet comprised almost entirely of leaves, they have developed extremely slow metabolic rates, requiring them to remain inactive for long periods

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