Friday, August 28, 2015


Megaladapis, also known as the koala lemur, is one of the 5 extinct giant lemurs along with the monkey lemur, sloth lemur, giant aye-aye, and giant ruffed lemur. It was about the size of a black bear and went extinct around 700 years ago due to hunting and loss of habitat. Humans arrived in Madagascar around 2,000 years ago and there are now over 20,000,000 people living on Madagascar. The skull was unique to other primates and its lips were quite similar to that of a rhinoceros.

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