Trivia question for Jan-23-2011
For today’s trivia, Olivia did some research on a cute looking primate and came up with this:
This type of Lemur is unique in a particular way. As with all Lemurs, they live in protected reserves in Madagascar. They live in family units and “Sing” loudly to reinforce pair-bonds and to defend their territory. This type of Lemur is not nocturnal. So here’s our questions:
Tell us what type of Lemur this is and also, tell us how far their calls can be heard by the human ear.
Good Luck 😉
Congratulations to Melanne for being the first with the correct answer. The Lemur we featured is in fact the Indri, also called the Babakoto, is one of the largest living lemurs.
The name “indri”, pronounced /ˈɪndri/, comes from the Malagasy word indry, meaning “there” or “there it is.” The Malagasy name for the animal is babakoto [bəbəˈkut]. Babakoto is most commonly translated as “ancestor” or “father”, but several translations are possible.
“Koto” is a Malagasy word for “little boy”, and “baba” is a term for “father”, so the word “babakoto” may be translated as “father of a little boy. Their “calls” or “singing” can be heard over a mile away.
Here is more on these big guys: Indri Lemur
Thanks for playing along 😉