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34) Animals from the wild have been collected for exhibition in zoos for a long, long time. Because of the interest in preserving species, animals that are endangered are rarely captured for this purpose now. Instead zoos are trying to breed animals in captivity to meet the human desire to see rare and beautiful animals, such as these ring-tailed lemurs. A zoo enclosure. A group of ring-tailed lemurs (center, foreground) on an island surrounded by a moat.
Notes: A zoo enclosure. A group of ring-tailed lemurs (center, foreground) on an island surrounded by a moat.
Scientific name: Lemur catta
lemurs -- LEE-mers
Photo © by: Mike Putnam

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