Purring lemurs

David Attenborough with ring-tailed lemurs in the studio. They are also called cat lemurs, because they enjoy licking themselves and others, and they purr and meow. They are vegetarians and eat cactus-like plants in the wild. Tame ones eat all sorts of things - boiled potato, grapes, prunes, cabbage, carrots. They mainly live on the ground. Lemurs are only found in Madagascar. In past geological time lemurs were found all over Europe and Africa. Other creatures evolved and out-competed them but not on Madagascar, which split off from Africa before this happened.

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