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Champions of the Wild: Lemurs ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB520666
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Christian Bruyère, Ian Herring, George Johnson, Michael Chechik
Directors:  Chris Aikenhead
Producing Agencies:  Omni Film Productions Ltd. (Vancouver)
Subject:  Black History, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Science
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1997
Running Time:  25m 43s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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The remarkable ring-tailed lemur has existed for 60 million years. But unless steps are taken now, it will soon be extinct. 80% of the forests of Madagascar, where the lemurs live, have been destroyed. 90% of lemur species have disappeared forever.

Dr. Lisa Gould first saw ring-tailed lemurs in 1984, and she immediately fell in love. Her passion took her to a remote research centre in southern Madagascar where she now lives, studying the lemurs' intriguing behaviour and matriarchal social structure.

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