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Lemurs of Madagascar

Synopsis
Part of a series intended to give a comparative view of a number of different primate species living under various conditions in captivity and in the wild. Shows the range of lemurs present in Magascar, with footage of nine species, covering four of the lemur families as well as three subspecies of brown lemur and two types of variegated lemur, some filmed in captivity, others in the wild. Emphasises the influence of body size of the animals and their social complexity on range, diet, social relations and reproductive patterns. Includes footage of the rare Daubentonia-madagascaresis, the Indri, the brown lemur, the red-bellied lemur, the ring-tail lemur, the gray gentle lemur, the variegated (ruffed) lemur, the dwarf lemur, the brown mouse lemur and the aye aye.
Series
Primate Series, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: US$220.00 (+p&p) PAL version
Documentation
Study guide available.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; animal communication; lemurs; observation techniques; primates

Credits

Director
Anne Zeller

Distributor

Name

Documentary Educational Resources

Email
docued@der.org
Web
http://der.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 617 926 0491
Fax
+1 617 926 9519
Address
101 Morse Street
Watertown
MA 02472
USA
Notes
American company with an extensive catalogue of documentary films from around the world in the areas of ethnology, anthropology, world cultures, religion, women’s studies and human rights. Supplied on PAL/NTSC video and multi-region DVD, or download via the Reframe Collection (qv).

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