Lemur Families Communicate By Urinating

Lemur Families Communicate By Urinating

The white-footed sportive lemur is nocturnal and non-sociable. Because lemurs do not often interact, members of the same family will maintain familiarity by staining a single tree with urine and feces. This is also a method of marking a lemur family's territory.


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    White-footed sportive lemur families use a single tree as a latrine to communicate. (0:18)

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    White-footed sportive lemurs are nocturnal, non-sociable animals, but families share a territory. (0:34)

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    Male lemurs visited the bathroom more often in the evening when other lemurs not in the family visited the area. (0:58)

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