Rainfall Helps Baby Lemurs Survive, Tooth Study Shows

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 14, 2005   View Article

Baby lemurs born to older females with worn-out teeth are likely to survive, as long as their first few months of life are wet, a new study suggests.

Patricia Wright, an anthropologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, helped discover the surprising link between rainfall and infant lemur survival.

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