Kingdom : Animalia
                        Class : Mammalia
                     Family : Indriidae
      Scientific Name : Indri Indri

                     Colour : Grey, Black, 
                                     Brown, White
                Skin Type : Fur
                     Size(H) : 64cm - 72cm 
                                      (25in - 28in)
                     Weight : 6kg - 9.5kg 
                                     (13lbs - 21lbs)

                Top Speed : 32km/h (20mph)
                 Life Span : 15 - 22 years
Distinctive Features : Black and white mar-
                                     king and loud, pro
                                     longed vocal calls
                  Fun Fact : The largest species 
                                     of Lumer!
  1. The Indri is a large Lemur species found exclusively in the island of Madagascar.
  2. They are the largest species of lemur that exist today.
  3. They grow to an average height of 60cm-80cm and some individuals even grow to be 1m tall.
  4. They also have very short tail measuring around 5cm, whereas other species of lemurs have very long tails.
  5. They have a coat of dense, silky black fur with a few white patches.
  6. They have a great grip because of their dexterous toes and fingers and their long, hind legs help them leap successfully.
  7. Their forward facing eyes help them judge the distance before the leap, and they leap up to 10m between the trees.
  8. They inhabit the tropical forests and jungles of Eastern Madagascar.
  9. They are arboreal animals spending most of their lives on trees.
  10. The Indris live in family units comprising of the male and female pair with their young.
  11. They are distinguished from other primates, in the females being more dominant than their male counterparts.
  12. They communicate between themselves through a series of eerie wailing calls.
  13. Distinctively, they have a dog-like snout which gives them a very keen sense of smell.
  14. They are known to mark their territories with urine and keep out of other’s territories by sniffing.
  15. The female indri gives birth to a single infant in May or June after a 4-5-month gestation.
  16. The infant clings to its mother and is dependent on her for the first eight months.
  17. Unfortunately, many infants do not live to be 2 years old due to sickness or injury.
  18. They are an endangered species and do not do well in captivity thereby making rehabilitation difficult.

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