|Indri Indri indri
|Analamazaotra (Perinet), Madagascar
The Indri is, like all lemurs, endemic to Madagascar where it is distributed in the north-east and central-east forests up to about 1,800 metres.
It is the largest lemur and is the most diurnal of the lemurs moving at night only in rare circumstances.
Most photos show the typical "panda" colouring shown here but there are variations up to almost completely black Indris. It has very long arms but a very short tail. They live in small family groups with a dominant pair plus their maturing offspring.
|It is classified as Critically Endangered because of habitat loss and hunting despite the taboos that surround it. Combined with the fact that the female gives birth to only one offspring at a time and at a very slow reproduction rate of every two to three years, the population is decreasing rapidly despite its presence in several national parks.|
|They feed mainly on young leaves and have well marked and defended home territories. These are partly defended by
their haunting calls.
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