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Mouse Lemur, Madagascar, 1967

Photo: Mouse Lemur

A young mouse lemur gets its daily sustenance from an eye-dropper. Unique to Madagascar, some 20 lemur species flit through the forests, resembling creatures put together from odds and ends of the animal kingdom: rodent's teeth, bat's ears, monkey's hands and feet, and flowing fox tails.

(Text adapted from and photograph shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Madagascar: Island at the End of the Earth," October 1967, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Albert Moldvay

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