October 28 is World Lemur Day

And it is a great time to celebrate lemurs!

Join the 2022 World Lemur Festival drawing challenge to help inspire the world to love lemurs and take action to save them from extinction.

Each week from September 25 to October 30, the Lemur Conservation Network is highlighting one of the five families of lemurs. A family is a group of related species.

How it works!

Artists of all ages can join the challenge by:

  1. Learning about one family of lemurs each week.
  2. Then, picking a species from that family to draw.
  3. If you’d like to share your artwork, ask your parents or guardians to post your drawing on their Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #WorldLemurFestival along with something you learned about the species! Include your first name and age.

At the end of the challenge, Mongabay Kids will publish a gallery of selected lemur artwork by kids (ages 6-14) from around the world! Visit to see if your artwork was selected.

Where can you learn about lemurs?

Lemurs are an awesome group of primates! Lemurs live on the island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. Here are some resources to help you learn more about lemurs:

For more information about the drawing challenge, visit the Lemur Conservation Network website: