Islands of Wonder

Ring-Tailed Lemurs Battle Tough Terrain Searching for Food

Clip: Episode 1 | 2m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

In the spiny forests of Madagascar, ring-tailed lemur troops might spend up to eight hours a day looking for food. The hostile environment is home to the euphorbia plant, which produces a sticky sap rich in fat. While the sap is known to burn human skin, ring-tailed lemurs have adapted to resist its corrosive powers, and it now acts as a major food source for this species.

Aired: 09/16/20

Rating: TV-G

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