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Lemurs detect predators by listening to alarm calls of birds

Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013, 16:16

An endangered specie of Madagascan lemur has been found to listen to alarm calls of birds and other lemurs to warn it about the predators’ presence, a new study has revealed.

Madagascar lemurs on verge of extinction

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 08:58

The lemurs of Madagascar - known for their haunting cries and reflective eyes - are the most endangered primate group on Earth, because they are losing their forest habitat, according to conservationists.

Dozens of primate species on the brink: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 08:36

Seldom seen species of lemur, monkey and gorilla are among 25 primates facing near-certain extinction unless urgent measures are taken to protect them, according to a report released Thursday.