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Learn about Lemurs and Madagascar

Eastern brown lemur. Photo: Cat Rayner.
Eastern brown lemur. Photo: Cat Rayner.

Over 100 species of lemurs live in Madagascar, and nowhere else.

Because Madagascar is isolated, most of its fauna and flora is found nowhere else! Madagascar is full of unique landscapes, from limestone pinnacles called tsingy to lush rainforests, spiny deserts, and deep canyons.

Lemurs adapted to these unique landscapes, evolving into over 100 species across the island.

Ring-tailed lemur baby

Top Ten Facts about Lemurs

Did you know that lemurs help the forest grow? That they have beautiful singing voices? Or that some self-medicate with millipedes? Learn these top ten facts about lemurs.

Lac Alaotra Gentle Lemurs. Photo: Durrell Madagascar.

The IUCN Red List and Lemurs

Learn about the IUCN Red List, how it assesses the conservation status of species around the world, and what the Red List says about lemurs.


Lemur Species Fact Sheets

Learn about individual species in these fact sheets: where in Madagascar they live, what they eat, what threats they face, and more. Each sheet is available as a web page and a one page PDF.

Island of Lemurs Madagascar

Teaching Resources

These teaching resources help students learn about lemurs. Find lessons and activities from the Lemur Conservation Network and others about lemurs and Madagascar.


Professional Resources

Conservation professionals must collaborate and share knowledge. These professional resources can help further your research and build connections for collaboration.


BBC Discover Wildlife Lemur Guide

The Lemur Conservation Network collaborated with the BBC on this lemur guide. Learn how many species there are, where they’re found, and why so many are endangered.