Don't be fooled, "stink fights" mean serious business! Lemurs, particularly the ring-tailed lemur, are big on talking, using vocalizations to raise alarm. Screeching is by no means the only way lemurs communicate though! They also use scent glands on their feet and butts to leave odors to mark areas where they have been. Male ring-tailed lemurs even engage in "stink fights" by rubbing their tails in their own scents and shaking it at their opponent. Territorial, and proof that males are the grossest gender!
These beautiful creatures only live on the island of Madagascar so if you want to see them better get going to a volunteer project!
By Rebecca MacDonald-Taylor
Rebecca MacDonald-Taylor is an Online Journalism Intern at Frontier, an international non-profit volunteering NGO. Frontier has over 300 dedicated conservation and community development projects as well as plenty of inspiring www.frontier.ac.uk/Volunteer/Volunteer.aspx?utm_source=TheDodo&utm_medium=gapyearblog&utm_campaign=BlogArticle">gap year ideas to help make your time out meaningful. For more information on all the opportunities available please visit www.frontier.ac.uk. Check out Frontier's blog "Into the Wild" where you can read more articles like this! Happy reading!
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