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The Beza Mahafaly Lemur Biology Project

 
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Measuring skin folds to assess body fat.
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Health Exams

We measure the lemurs to determine how habitat affects their growth and development. We:

  • measure skin folds to assess body fat.
  • make linear measurements.
  • collect hair samples for genetic studies
  • make dental casts of the lemurís teeth and examine the teeth for wear patterns and for dental disease
  • collect blood samples to assess nutrition and disease
  • collect fecal samples to determine endo-parasites

 

 
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