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The largest of Madagascar’s endemic lemurs needs a helping hand

22 August 2018

The largest of Madagascar’s endemic lemurs needs a helping hand

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THIS is an indri, the largest of Madagascar’s endemic lemurs – and it really does need all the help it can get.

Almost all members of this iconic group of primates, which range from mouse-sized animals up to the indri, which is as big as a small child, are on the brink of extinction. This month, an assessment for the International Union for Conservation of Nature said that 95 per cent of lemur species are at risk, making this the most threatened mammal group anywhere on the planet.

The indri is known for its stunningly loud …

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