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15) All primates play. Here a group of lemurs engage in the most common form of play. This activity, characterized by chasing and wrestling, is called rough-and-tumble play. It seems to allow young animals to learn their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as that of their peers. Group of ring-tailed lemurs wrestling.

Notes: Group of ring-tailed lemurs wrestling.
Scientific name: Lemur catta
lemurs -- LEE-mers
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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