With the exception of a few Brad the Frisky Civet comic strips, this was the last story ever written by Miss O'hara that made it to UMG Productions' archives. This is the story of a young futuristic tyrant lemur that gets lost from his mother as they cross a river in Kenya, Africa. The cub is swept down river and turns up barely alive on the ranch of a sheep farmer, whose flock is currently being harassed by a rogue leopard. The sheep farmer was going to try and bury the cub, but the cub started to show some signs that he is not dead! So, instead the farmer decides to take him inside and treat his injuries. His wife falls in love with the little cub, and names him Tony. Tony grows and grows and grows until he is so big, he cannot fit in the house! So the farmer decides to put him to work doing something else, he is to guard the flock from the leopard. But does Tony succeed? If so, what does the farmer do with him? If not, then what happens? Find out.
These problems discouraged me from continuing to radiotrack. Instead, I concentrated on live-trapping as the main method of collecting important information on mouse lemurs. That said, radiotracking did provide interesting insights, ...
Author: Sylvia Atsalis
Category: Social Science
This text can be used for any undergraduate or graduate course with a primate behavior or primate ecology component. It can also be used as supplemental reading, for any advanced animal behavior class. There are very few books that address the biology of nocturnal primates. There are even fewer that delve with any detail regarding the behavior of specific species. These animals are difficult to follow. Their diminutive size, the thickness of the vegetation, and their nocturnal habits, make the study of their habits a demanding task.Through a trial of patience, Sylvia Atsalis has undertaken this task. Here she provides an in depth view at the life and behavioral patterns of these tiny primates. A Natural History of the Brown Mouse Lemur provides the most complete look at the behavior and ecology of mouse lemurs.
Now, it is possible that studies on yawn contagion in platyrrhines have been discouraged by negative results, ... Propithecus verreauxi : Richard, 1978; Norscia et al., 2006), cohesively move in troops (e.g., Lemur catta: Jolly, 1966), ...
Author: Ivan Norscia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
Lemurs share a common distant ancestor with humans. Following their own evolutionary pathway, lemurs provide the ideal model to shed light on the behavioural traits of primates including conflict management, communication strategies and society building and how these aspects of social living relate to those found in the anthropoid primates. Adopting a comparative approach throughout, lemur behaviour is cross-examined with that of monkeys, apes and humans. This book reviews and expands upon the newest fields of research in lemur behavioural biology, including recent analytical approaches that have so far been limited to studies of haplorrhine primates. Different methodological approaches are harmonised in this volume to break conceptual walls between both primate taxa and different disciplines. Through a focus on the methodologies behind lemur behaviour and social interactions, future primate researchers will be encouraged to produce directly comparable results.
Although males participate actively in carrying the infants (Overdorff, 1996b; Tecot, personal observation), both parents began to actively discourage infants from riding ventrally or dorsally around 5–6 months of age.
Author: Lisa Gould
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book brings together information from recent research, and provides new insight into the study of lemur origins, and the ecology and adaptation of both extant and recently extinct lemurs. In addition, it addresses issues of primate behavioral ecology and how environment can play a major role in explaining species variation. It is the only comprehensive volume to focus on lemur ecology and adaptability, with chapters written by all the big names in the field.
Let's postulate that the greater bamboo lemur, H. simm, having evolved somewhere else on the island, arrived next. 'l'hnugh bigger than H. grit-ens, ... This adaptation helped to discourage the lemurs—but not completely.
Author: David Quammen
Publisher: Random House
Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.
ABSTRACT We comprehensively describe and illustrate the share at least some of the dental apomorphies of dentitions of all extant lemurs and lorises ( family Adapis . As thus restricted , Adapidae consists of Lemuridae : Lemur , Varecia ...
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Discouraged after months of camping and finding no bamboo lemurs, we looped back from the Indian Ocean coast to Ranomafana ... Suddenly, out of the fog, I was confronted by a golden lemur clinging to a bamboo stalk, menacing me with a ...
Author: Robert W. Shumaker
Publisher: JHU Press
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Banana feeding has been discouraged since 1999, and the artificial water supply was eliminated to control the lemur population in 2007. Intergroup relationships seem to have undergone a transformation with the increase in population and ...
Author: Juichi Yamagiwa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In this book, the editors present a view of the socioecology of primates and cetaceans in a comparative perspective to elucidate the social evolution of highly intellectual mammals in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Despite obvious differences in morphology and eco-physiology, there are many cases of comparable, sometimes strikingly similar patterns of sociobehavioral complexity. A number of long-term field studies have accumulated a substantial amount of data on the life history of various taxa, foraging ecology, social and sexual relationships, demography, and various patterns of behavior: from dynamic fission–fusion to long-term stable societies; from male-bonded to bisexually bonded to matrilineal groups. Primatologists and cetologists have come together to provide four evolutionary themes: (1) social complexity and behavioral plasticity, (2) life history strategies and social evolution, (3) the interface between behavior, demography, and conservation, and (4) selected topics in comparative behavior. These comparisons of taxa that are evolutionarily distant but live in comparable complex sociocognitive environments boost our appreciation of their sophisticated mammalian societies and can advance our understanding of the ecological factors that have shaped their social evolution. This knowledge also facilitates a better understanding of the day-to-day challenges these animals face in the human-dominated world and may improve the capacity and effectiveness of our conservation efforts.
Similarly, most people assume that one lemur is like another and can live anywhere that lemurs exist. ... I laughed, made noises at the animal to discourage her from getting any friendlier, and continued on toward the lab.
Author: Heather E. Heying
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
By definition, "antipode" is a point on the earth diametrically opposite from another. As a field biologist specializing in reptiles and amphibians, Heather Heying has been to some of the most remote places on the globe. Her career consists of trekking through dense rainforests, sitting for hours at a time observing elusive creatures, and spending weeks on end in remote, sometimes inhospitable locales. But nothing she previously experienced quite prepared her for the three seasons she spent studying the tiny, bright, poisonous frogs found only at what is the antipode of her world, both geographically and figuratively - the island-nation of Madagascar. The majority of Madagascar's wildlife is endemic -- found nowhere else. Lemurs rule the forest canopy, while on the ground, snakes and lizards search for evening meals of frogs and bugs, all against a gorgeous backdrop of rainforest. It's a biologist's paradise - but at times can also be a foreigner's worst nightmare. Madagascar in no way resembles what most Westerners know as normal existence. Technologically, it is laps behind the first world. Time shuffles by at a slow gait. Poverty is rampant - people pride themselves on how many pots of rice a day they eat. Language and culture barriers, combined with bureaucratic red tape, can make travel virtually impossible. In stories that are in turns moving, insightful, hilarious, and beautiful, Heather recounts her experiences -- from run-ins with naked sailors and unusually hostile lemurs to tropical hurricanes and greedy tourist entrepreneurs. As she carefully navigates an obstacle-strewn path, she gradually uncovers the hidden lives of the beautiful yellow and blue poison frogs she studies. And all the while, she is coming to understand her role as a female Westerner in a foreign society, and her intense love for and fascination with the stunning cultures and wildlife of Madagascar.
This is inFlora ( CITES ) at their meeting in ( Lemur macaco ) , ringtailed lemur tended to discourage propagation of March 1979 ( see April 1979 BUL- ( Lemur catta ) , leopard ( Panthera par- Endangered and Threatened species LETIN ) .
Like the Asantehene in the previous century , Nkrumah to some extent discouraged the rise of an indigenous trading community while he developed state enterprises with the assistance of outsiders . ? After the 1966 coup the Government's ...
It doesn't seem to discourage the lemurs. One of them hangs languidly off a branch, pulling fruit after fruit into its mouth, which is rimmed white with latex. The sound of seeds being crunched is audible on the ground, where Wright ...
Author: Richard Conniff
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Examines the lives of creatures from around the world as observed during the author's adventures, which included a leopard hunt with !Kung San hunters in the Namibian desert and a search for the mythical migur in the Himalayas.
She raised two of her offspring to maturity , a good success rate for a lemur . Though female lemurs can live for more than thirty years , they produce relatively few offspring , most of which die young Mother Blue , says Wright ...
Author: Richard Preston
Publisher: Mariner Books
Category: Literary Collections
Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
Discouraged, I had to remind myself that the trek had not been a total waste. We had seen lemurs, even if not the ones we were looking for; observed a paradise flycatcher with its gorgeous, long tail feathers; spotted a black, ...
Author: Mireya Mayor
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now, with more than a decade's worth of thrilling exploits under her belt, Mayor recounts her life in a riveting, awe-inspiring new book. In a series of short chapters, she relives each exhilarating event with uncanny charm and self-deprecating humor. Readers have the rare opportunity to follow the renowned primatologist around the globe as she unlocks the mysteries of the natural world and endeavors to save some of the planet's rarest creatures. Says Mayor: "I love the adventure, the exploration, the scientific discovery and the documentation. But really what drives me is the thought that future generations—my own children and their children—can one day learn to appreciate them like I do." Throughout this unforgettable volume, she describes in stunning detail how she survived a plane crash...slept in jungles teeming with poisonous snakes...dove with hungry great white sharks...rappelled down a 14,000-foot sinkhole in search of frogs...draws blood from critically endangered lemurs...was charged by an angry silver-backed gorilla...was chased by elephants...and the list goes. Suffice it to say, Mireya Mayor has seen more in her 30-odd years than most of us will see in a lifetime. Her plucky spirit, brilliance in the face of calamity, and sheer will to succeed make this a classic mission book, and a thoroughly breathtaking read.
The former expectation was facilitated by the “Leaping Lemur Café” opened in 2002 with plenty of fresh, local, organic and vegetarian food items to choose from, and a decidedly different type of zoo restaurant.
Author: Terry Maple
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Zoo Animal Welfare thoroughly reviews the scientific literature on the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. Maple and Perdue draw from the senior author’s 24 years of experience as a zoo executive and international leader in the field of zoo biology. The authors’ academic training in the interdisciplinary field of psychobiology provides a unique perspective for evaluating the ethics, practices, and standards of modern zoos and aquariums. The book offers a blueprint for the implementation of welfare measures and an objective rationale for their widespread use. Recognizing the great potential of zoos, the authors have written an inspirational book to guide the strategic vision of superior, welfare-oriented institutions. The authors speak directly to caretakers working on the front lines of zoo management, and to the decision-makers responsible for elevating the priority of animal welfare in their respective zoo. In great detail, Maple and Perdue demonstrate how zoos and aquariums can be designed to achieve optimal standards of welfare and wellness.
Lemur catta have a variety of agonistic gestures. ... These low-intensity gestures are common and relatively unritualized forms of agonistic contact, used by females to discourage juveniles or to discourage the attention of other ...
Author: Allan M. Schrier
Publisher: Academic Press
Behavior of Nonhuman Primates: Modern Research Trends, Volume 5 is a collection of papers on research trends in the study of the various aspects of primate behavior. Chapters in the book discuss topics on the history of the study of cognitive processes in primates; ways in which visual stimuli in monkeys are perceived, stored in memory, and retrieved; and behavior of prosimians. The book will be of value to primatologists, psychologists, and zoologists.
As already stated , mobbing by the group will often discourage a predator . Under certain conditions , the presence of many large males with long canines is a direct deterrent to predation and , under provocation , these males do attack ...
Author: Robert W. Sussman
Publisher: Pearson Custom Pub
For upper level biology courses on primates. This is the first resource in forty years, which reviews the latest writings and research dealing with prosimians. There are no other books available that deal with primate ecology and the behavior of free-ranging primates. This represents the most in-depth coverage, initially characterizing these animals as they exist in their least disturbed state, then comparing behavior in disturbed situations and captivity in order to gain a better understanding of primate behavior and primate communities. Each major taxonomic group is covered, including information on locomotion and habitat, diet, activity cycles, predation, social organization, communication, reproduction and infant development. Primate Ecology is well illustrated with over 130 figures and plates.
Everybody feels fed up or discouraged sometimes. Even Bru, who you can rely on to cheer you up in almost any situation. But not Lemur. Lemur's never low, not ever. When I think of Lemur, d'you know what I hear in my head?
Author: T. Traynor
Publisher: Floris Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The boys are planning a big summer. When they're not hanging out in their den, running the streets, playing fitba or re-enacting battles, they're planning to break into the old Hampden Park stadium -is there enough time for it all? Midge's pals are cool -Bru's ginger; Skooshie's crazy; Hector's brave and Lemur, well, there's something weird about Lemur. He knows too much. Like, he tells them a ghost story about two tragic deaths that happened over a hundred years ago. When did Lemur learn so much about the past? T. Traynor brilliantly recreates the excitement of a boys-only summer in this original adventure set in the amazingly evoked Glasgow's Southside of the late 1970s. Winner of the 2012 Kelpie's Prize.
By contrast , lemurs who live in the forest but subsist on fruit or leaves and are active by day or at dusk and at twilight live ... into their capital cities , and they also have discouraged the migration of workers into these cities .
Author: Yehudi A. Cohen
Category: Social Science
Underlying the anthropological study of humans is the principle that there is a reality to which a human must adapt for survival. Populations must adapt to the realities of the physical world and maintain a proper fit between their biological makeup and the pressures of the various niches of the world. Social groups must develop adaptive mechanisms in the organization of their social relations if there is to be order, regularity, and predictability in patterns of cooperation and competition. This book presents an introduction to anthropology that is unified and made systematic by its focus on adaptations that have accompanied the evolution of humans, from non-human primates to inhabitants of vast urban areas in modern industrial societies. Human Adaptation contains over forty outstanding essays that are intended to serve as an introduction to physical anthropology, archeology, and linguistics from the point of view of the processes of adaptation. The organization of these selections contains a balance between biological and prehistoric cultural adaptations. They provide coherence for the study of human evolution. Several selections, notably those in connection with linguistic adaptations, deal with contemporary people in order to shed light on earlier evolutionary processes. More than half of the selections deal with biological evolution. This volume unifies the subject matter of anthropology within a single and powerful explanatory framework and incorporates the work of the most renowned anthropological experts on man.