Ring-Tailed Lemur


“Ring-Tailed Lemur” color scrimshaw on ancient walrus tooth ivory by David Adams. Unusual subject matter for wildlife scrimshaw, but Adams always comes through. In over four decades of seeing first rate scrimshaw, this is the first ring-tailed lemur I have come across. Just had to find out more. This is from the internet:

Lemurs are mammals of the order Primates, divided into 8 families and consisting of 15 genera and around 100 existing species. They are native only to the island of Madagascar. Most existing lemurs are small, have a pointed snout, large eyes, and a long tail. They chiefly live in trees, and are active at night.

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