Lemurs of Madagascar

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1. The biomes in Madagascar consist of two biomes tropical and subtropical. Maybe a bit of savanna. Where temperatures are warm throughout the year and precipitation occurs almost daily. The trees are typically evergreen and plants are in mineral poor soil. 2. Some of the changes happening in the habitat for lemurs is that some of the troops near the reserve where the lemurs are, utilize local people’s crops and exploit some of the habitat that has been degraded and turned into cropland. Habitat destruction takes place on a shorter time scale than evolutionary change. 3. The lemurs that are adapting to the changes in habitat are the ring-tailed lemur which is one of the far ranging of the lemurs. According to researchers at the Beza Mahafaly protected reserve, the ring tailed lemurs are able to deal a lot behaviorally and biologically with habitat change. Lemurs that do not do well with the changes are the lemurs that are not as vulnerable or threatened. The bamboo lemurs would not adapt well because their diet consists of bamboo without it they would be gone. 4. Some physical traits are which types of fruit and plants they rely on. What species of plants or trees they eat and if they take a specific trail to their home. What types of trees they live in and how they use their tails to steer and balance themselves. 5. I think lemurs would not adapt to the changes in Madagascar because they are used to their habitat and they may feel threatened, and because they are a species that is hunted they have reason to be. 6. The global pressure of the human population is significantly altering the natural course of many of the earth’s systems. In Madagascar there are forests for cash crops, cotton, coffee, and tobacco has been so rapid that areas devoid of

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