July 22, 2013

Madagascar Monday

Hey, what's this.....Mom says it's  little Lemur stuffie...



Ellie says it's kind of tasty....




Mom and Dad's friend Deacon Mike recently went to Madagascar as part of Catholic Relief Services. Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.They are are the official overseas relief and development agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a member of Caritas International and the National Catholic Development Conference.

While there, Deacon Mike got to get up close and personal with Lemurs!!!

What is a lemur?

A lemur is a primate found naturally only on the island of Madagascar, an island located about 250 miles (400 kilometers) off the coast of southern Africa in the Indian Ocean (lemurs have been introduced on neighboring islands). Lemurs are prosimians, which are primates that were the evolutionary predecessor of monkeys and apes (simians). There are nearly sixty types of lemurs ranging in size from the tiny 30 gram Pygmy Mouse-lemur to the 10 kilogram Indri. All lemurs are endangered species, due mainly to habitat destruction (deforestation) and hunting.

Learn more about lemurs - See more at: http://www.wildmadagascar.org/overview/FAQs/what_is_a_lemur.html#sthash.tgoOl6Bx.dpuf







We hope you enjoyed our slideshow.  Even though this was a fun, amusing video, the people there really need lots of help.  The women have never had an opportunity to be educated and to be able to earn an income.  With the help of organizations like CRS and others, we hope they find a way to a better future.

Here's a funny thing......Mom and Dad were at a gardening center on Friday and they saw these two lemurs there!!!  The owner said they are a retired breeding pair that they acquired.  They have lots of interesting animals at the garden center.



If you're missing Raz's normal ManCat Monday post, stop by the Tabby Cat Club.  There's a fun event going on (Cats in Hats) and you can see Raz there.

18 comments:

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Those lemurs are so people friendly! :)

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Wow, lemurs are cool!

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Those Lemurs sure look interesting. Is there a club for them too?

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We love lemurs! Mom actually wants to go to Madagascar some day, in one of her adventure group trips. You guys look like you are having fun with your new friend!

Hannah and Lucy said...

The lemurs are so cute - we hope their habitat won't ever be spoilt and they can live there in peace.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Lemurs are so very cute!

cats of wildcat woods

Brian said...

They sure are all filled with cute!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Those Lemurs are really cute but we bet they have long, sharp claws!

Kjelle Bus said...

My mom and dad have seen Lemurs in a Zoo in Sweden :)
They are really cute !

P.S NO I´m NOT going to Florida it´s that darn Mr Google Translater that is soooo bad on doing the translations so bad :(
CK said on FB that I should watch out if I visited Florida in a Hoodie , have no idea what she means by that ;-)

Team Tabby said...

Tell your Mom and Dad to let us know when they will make a trip to Nova Scotia!

PS we enjoyed watching the lemurs!

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Kitties Blue said...

Aren't they adorable? Our humans have seen lots of different types of lemurs in zoos. How great to be able to see them in their natural habitat. Thanks for sharing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Madi and Mom said...

What a fun post...I put in a requisition for my very own Lemur...
to scratch my back
hugs madi your BFFF

Everycat said...

What a wonderful trip that must have been. Our ape loves lemurs and we think they are really cool too!

Gerry & Mungo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

thanx for sharin theeze pick sures guys....N whoa...they DUE haza long tail...they ree mind uz a wee bit oh koalaz....N kinda like racoonz...

hay, enjoy mackerull monday !!

colehauscats said...

Thank you for sharing your lemurs with us. We like those things because our brother Quint has a tail like a lemur! That's what our Dad says anyway. Purrs...

Julia Williams said...

Lemurs are kinda funny looking. I had no idea there were so many different kinds!

Pattyskypants said...

Do they have kittehs in Madagascar? Looks like lemurs come in all colors just like kittehs!

Clooney said...

Wow, cool post! They are so interesting!