stock of Glasgow ZooPark:
Lemurs are possibly ancestors of monkeys, possibly a parallel development
with them - either way, a primate type unique to Madagascar, where
several species are now sadly endangered.
lemur males sometimes drag their tails over special scent glands
on their forearms, and then wave them at each other in so called
stink fights. Lemurs also mark their territories with urine; generally
smell plays a larger part in their lives than in those of monkeys
for whom, like humans, sight is probably the more important sense.
unusual feature is that females are dominant and also are permanent
members of the group, whereas males, in the wild, have at some point
to move off on their own.