“Destination Wild: Lemur Island” Provides Insight into the Life of a Ring-tailed Lemur

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05 August 2015
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Destination Wild: Lemur Island
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“Destination Wild: Lemur Island”
Sunday, August 9 at 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo Wild

          On Nat Geo Wild, Sunday nights have something for everyone in the family, offering an adventure of a lifetime every week! Viewers travel to the four corners of the earth and back, experiencing wildlife in its natural habitat from locations around the world that are sure to bring “wow” moments to every home. Full of awe-inspiring scenery and wildlife, these specials feature the best, most innovative wildlife storytelling from some of the greatest filmmakers in the world.
 
          On Sunday, August 9 at 10 PM ET/PT, Nat Geo Wild will air “Destination Wild: Lemur Island,” providing us with much insight into the life of a Ring-tailed Lemur, a primate that spends just a third of its life on the ground, making it the most terrestrial lemur. Also, Ring-tailed Lemurs don't have very good eyesight. Their vision isn't as sharp as that of the higher primates and they rarely see in more than one or two colors. In the case of ringtails, their vision is yellowish-blue and they can't distinguish the nuances between reds and greens.
 
          Female ring-tailed lemurs are very tolerant towards their companions' offspring. Sometimes they will even take care of them when their own mother can't. Tamarind leaves often represent more than half of what a ring-tailed lemur eats. Flowers can also form part of their diet. Tune in on August 9 and learn more about these primates and Lemur Island.
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