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Ring-tailed Lemurs
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The Ring-tailed Lemur, Lemur catta, is probably the best-known lemur species in the world!  Lemurs only live on and around the island of Madagascar (those on the Comoro islands were probably introduced from there).  They are very diverse today but were even more diverse in the past, before humans reached the island, with some species reaching a bodyweight of perhaps 200 kg/440 lbs!  The ring-tailed lemur reaches about 2.2 kg/5 lbs.  It has long hind legs, raising its characteristic ringed tail high in the air as it walks about on all fours.  These are fairly terrestrial lemurs, spending about a third of their time on the ground.  They inhabit a variety of forest types in the south of the island.  Unfortunately, even this iconic lemur is endangered today!  (Most of the time mothers have single babies, but they can have twins as shown here.)  Watercolour.
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Falcolf|Professional General Artist
Super cute, I love these guys :D
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Great job Clap 
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Thanks vey much!
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SueMArt|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure Heart 
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Great art! They look so real!
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Thanks very much!
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herofan135|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, the fur and the eyes look so real here! It's like they could jump out of my screen at any moment, haha! :wow:
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Thanks a lot!  I was worried at a point about how this one was coming out ... but I think I finished it all rightish.
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herofan135|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it looks great pal!
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3RiiN| Traditional Artist
:D Very cute and playful. Another painting well done!
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Thank you very much!
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AWW, so adorable!
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Glad you like it Sarah, thanks!
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Very welcome
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HendrikHermans|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely work ,Willem !
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Thank you very much!
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SwanLullaby|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I love them!
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Thanks, I'm happy about that!
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VERY nice bit of work!
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Thanks a lot!
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No worries!!
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Zimices's avatar
Another great work of you! nice series of the animals of Madagascar ;)
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Thanks!  I'll do some more of them!
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