The Lemur is a curious looking animal, and one that not many people ever see as they are quite reclusive. This hasn't prevented it from becoming vulnerable to extinction. In is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
In the last 30 years its population in the wild has decreased by 30%, due mainly to the compromise of its natural habitat by expanding towns and farms in its homeland of Madagascar. Local tribes people also hunt the Lemur as a popular food item.
The WWF is dedicated to nurturing and protecting endangered species of animals from all over the world. Their website offers you the opportunity to contribute to the welfare of many different species that desperately need protection. Through its animal adoption and sponsorship scheme it returns endangered animals to safe, natural habitats. Adopt or sponsor a Lemur today, and help them do their vital work.
Adopting an animal in this way is also a creative and worthwhile ethical gift for family or friends whether it be for Christmas, a birthday or even as a creative wedding gift.