Monkey frog in Peru, Owl butterfly in the Amazon, Shoebill in Uganda, infant lowland gorilla in gabon, green python in Borneo
Red-ruffed lemur in Madagascar.
Photo courtesy of Julie Maher at WCS


Lemurs are primates found on the island of Madagascar. Red-ruffed lemurs live in groups and practice a form of communal parenting. Unlike most other lemurs, young are not carried by their mothers but are left in a nest in the forest canopy while the adults look for food.

You can see more lemurs at WildMadagascar.org

The Mongabay Kids site (kids.mongabay.com) aims to help children learn about rainforests and the environment. This site is still under development and I am working to add additional content as time permits. If you have comments or are interested in submitting educational content for the site, please feel free to contact me.

The site is available in many different languages, including Portuguese, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and German.

home | teacher resources | adventures of mongy the frog | other languages | about the site | main rainforest site | help | search | contact

Copyright Rhett Butler 2005-2008