Fruits, nuts and lemurs

During my visit to England this summer, we went to a zoo park, which is famous for its collection of lemurs.

The newly-introduced black lemur immediately seized domination of the flock. And with eyes like that, who would dare cross him?

At feeding time, he ate first while the other lemurs looked on.

Then came the familiar ring-tailed lemurs, who quickly gobbled up the bulk of the fruit and vegetables.

The two very rare – and timid – red lemurs looked on hopefully, waiting for their turn to eat up the leftovers.

I guess it’s easy to see where we humans get our ideas of power and hierarchy from.

Just like lemurs, I love fruit and nuts… but that old adage springs to mind: You are what you eat.

I wonder what that makes me?

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47 responses

  1. Fruit and nuts, eh? No comment on that. LOL
    That black lemur is TOO scary-looking. They might have to give him his own quarters so the others can get enough to eat.
    Thanks for sharing your lemurs with us, we don’t get enough of them.
    — Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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    November 6, 2010 at 17:21

  2. Hey, I took the delinquent kids I work with to the zoo yesterday. They LOVED it. They loved the monkeys the most.

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    November 6, 2010 at 17:51

    • What! You took delinquent kids to watch delinquent lemurs like that bully in the first photo? lol, just kidding…
      Kids are kids, and they all love the zoo! It’s great that you do something good for troubled children…. 🙂

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      November 6, 2010 at 19:02

  3. Adorable!! ❤
    Poor little red one!

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    November 6, 2010 at 18:01

  4. P.S. Min mamma säger: men ååååååå! LILLSTACKARE!!!!!!!

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    November 6, 2010 at 18:03

  5. fascinating how their social structure works! I think I love the little red one the most

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    November 6, 2010 at 18:29

    • Yeah, it’s amazing how their social structure works …just like with humans! “The Godfather” Lemur scares the heck out of the other ones…and do what the boss says…lol!

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      November 6, 2010 at 19:05

  6. fruity or nuts? smiles. cool shots….love to watch them!

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    November 6, 2010 at 18:54

  7. Lady Fi, I loved the post…and had fun with some of the comments! Ahh…if I am what I eat..
    it’s scarier than that first lemur!!

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    November 6, 2010 at 19:08

  8. Too funny! They’ adorable in a goofy sort of way.

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    November 6, 2010 at 19:11

  9. Jen

    Love your pics. Lemurs are so beautiful!

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    November 6, 2010 at 19:31

  10. Al

    They are really cute, but that first one looks crazy!

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    November 6, 2010 at 19:52

  11. Fascinating shots of this wonderful animal. Those orange eyes are hypnotic! I enjoyed these photos very much, thank you for sharing them with us.

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    November 6, 2010 at 21:00

  12. Their eyes don’t even look really…but yes, that black one would scare anything!

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    November 6, 2010 at 21:42

  13. It makes me a big giant jar of JIF peanut butter. 🙂

    LOVE the pics!

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    November 6, 2010 at 22:28

  14. Those eyes are mesmerizing. They look like amber jewels.

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    November 6, 2010 at 22:38

  15. Awesome animals! I’ve never seen a black one before.

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    November 6, 2010 at 22:43

  16. Wouldn’t want t meet a lemur or a person with the black’s eyes alone in a back alley!!! Don’t worry, Fi – a little “Nutty” is good!

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    November 7, 2010 at 00:33

  17. Strangely beautiful creatures aren’t they?

    I assume your diet includes more than JUST fruit and nuts ;>)

    Been meaning to comment on your header quote from Emerson — I love that so much! It epitomizes what I want to get from our travels.

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    November 7, 2010 at 01:00

  18. Clive

    Great post!

    I love fruit and nuts too – particularly when they are in a Cadbury chocolate bar!

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    November 7, 2010 at 01:29

  19. Your photos made me smile. Great shots!

    Thanks for sharing this post.

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    November 7, 2010 at 02:35

  20. Those are scary eyes… Very beautiful!

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    November 7, 2010 at 05:49

  21. Lemur looks like staring at me …nice shots

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    November 7, 2010 at 07:17

  22. lilalia

    What an odd looking face on the first lemur. More like some weird stuffed animal from Disney. The red one looks at least more animal like.

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    November 7, 2010 at 08:08

  23. Real Halloween eyes ! but a cute creature !

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    November 7, 2010 at 08:26

  24. Interesting photos and commentry on them Fi. I was educated today – thanks – Dave

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    November 7, 2010 at 09:07

  25. The lemur’s eyes in the first shot are quite intimidating! I did not know that there was such a variety of lemurs! Beautiful shots!

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    November 7, 2010 at 11:10

  26. Maybe the one eating is their leader. Lol, that’s why they have to wait…:-)

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    November 7, 2010 at 11:40

  27. They are so cute. My first time to see those beautiful creatures. Great photos.

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    November 7, 2010 at 12:32

  28. I absolutely love that first shot… I certainly wouldn’t cross him!

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    November 7, 2010 at 12:42

  29. beautifully captured and thought provoking questions!

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    November 7, 2010 at 13:39

  30. Wow these lemurs are cute!Wonderful set of pictures!
    purrs and love
    Luna

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    November 7, 2010 at 13:49

  31. I really wouldn’t want to cross old orange-eyes there. Not surprised he’s the boss!

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    November 7, 2010 at 14:14

  32. Wow….its really nice

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    November 7, 2010 at 14:47

  33. Oh, we just love lemurs in our house thanks to the “Madagaskar” movies. We saw them at the zoo this summer and I must go through those shots to see if I can show any of them here. Yours are just great!

    Erika B

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    November 7, 2010 at 16:53

  34. They are so beautiful, their eyes so expressive.;) Beautiful shots,
    xoxo

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    November 7, 2010 at 17:07

  35. I bet the kids loved watching them. Those eyes are very striking.

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    November 7, 2010 at 21:21

  36. I love lemurs. They are so cute and agile. Kind of like monkeys.

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    November 7, 2010 at 23:36

  37. really enjoying the lemurs…such cute creatures.

    one love.

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    November 8, 2010 at 00:13

  38. Wonderful shots. He looks very curious.

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    November 8, 2010 at 01:44

  39. Wow! the brown one is adorable.
    xo

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    November 8, 2010 at 15:19

  40. first, I jumped. That little guy looked scary. 🙂 Then I realised what it was. And it turned cute. 🙂

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    November 8, 2010 at 17:42

  41. awesome shots!

    glad to be here…thanks for dropping by on my CC entry.

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    November 8, 2010 at 19:40

  42. That first lemur has way scary eyes. So you are fruit and nuts..then I might be chips and salsa..one of my very favorite snacks:)

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    November 9, 2010 at 03:48

  43. Incredible photos–pure delight. Thank you.

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    November 11, 2010 at 00:57

  44. Great shots! I’ve got to say that those are some pretty strange looking creatures! Kinda cute and kinda scary at the same time. Love their diet…fruit and nuts…what’s not to like?

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    November 11, 2010 at 03:06

  45. Wow. That black lemur is amazing. I actually thought it was a dog at first glance.

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    November 11, 2010 at 17:48

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