The Lemur Dance

Lemurs have a funny way to get around. Today, there are nearly 100 species of lemurs, and most of those species have been discovered or promoted to full species status since the 1990s. The word lemur derives from the word lemures (ghosts or spirits) from Roman mythology and was first used to describe a slender loris due to its nocturnal habits and slow pace, but was later applied to the primates on Madagascar.