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noun as in monkey

noun as in primate

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Preferably forests with lots of big-eyed, fluffy lemurs to tug heartstrings elsewhere in the world.

They explain the evolution of monkeys, elephants, kangaroos, rodents, lemurs—and us.

Two years on, says Borgerson, who plans to publish a paper on her findings, lemur poaching in the area has gone down by 30-50%.

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Locals in the UNESCO World Heritage Site were eating lemurs and other endangered animals to add protein to their otherwise spare diets.

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The lemurs reside at the Reniala Nature Reserve in southwest Madagascar.

He took to Velcroing a stuffed lemur to his arm, christening it George.

The ruffed lemur is the largest of these curious animals, being about as big as a good-sized cat.

There are two lemur-like animals which are so extraordinary that each of them has been put into a family all by itself.

The aye-aye is a lemur, but it differs singularly from all its congeners, and still more from all apes.

Galeopithecus “or the flying Lemur” is mentioned in the corresponding discussion in the Origin, Ed.

Sem′i-an′thracite, coal intermediate between anthracite and semi-bituminous coal; Sem′i-ape, a lemur.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lemur, such as: ape, baboon, chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, and anthropoid.

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