Lemurs kept illegally as pets in Madagascar are threatening this species' survival, the world's most endangered primate, according to new research.
Despite popular belief, humans did not entirely hunt giant lemurs living on Madagascar into extinction thousands of years ago. Ancient DNA has revealed that their small population size is partly to blame, shedding light on what factors put today's modern lemurs at risk, a new study says.
A fossil from Madagascar of a massive, groundhog-like creature is rewriting the evolutionary history of mammals, according to recent research.
Madagascar, while it only takes up less than 0.5 percent of Earth's land surface area, is home to numerous animal species, and researchers are trying to unlock the mystery behind the region's unique biodiversity.
Scientists at Penn State have completed sequencing the aye-aye lemur's genome.
Scientists have discovered fragments of an ancient micro-continent that lies buried in the Indian Ocean.