African Trees May Be Tied to Lemurs’ Fate

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 26, 2004   View Article

On the African island nation of Madagascar, only primates called lemurs are big enough to move the seeds of many trees around and thus improve the chances of the trees’ survival.

“Lemurs are very important seed dispersers in Malagasy rainforests,” said Chris Birkinshaw, a biologist with the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis who is an expert on lemur seed dispersal.

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