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Endangered Lemurs Slaughtered by Gangs

Thanks to a break down in the rule of law brought about by the coup, crowned lemurs and endangered golden crowned sifaka are being slaughtered by gangs and sold to restaurant owners as exotic meat. These animals have limited ranges and could very easily be wiped out. When I think about these gentle animals, who probably approached their killers curiously as they are used to ecotourists, it makes me want to cry.

This is a tragedy not only for the lemurs, but for the people of Madagascar as they are being robbed of a unique national treasure and the source of much needed ecotourism.

BBC Article

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