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Two New Lemur Species Discovered

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Two New Lemur Species Discovered

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Two New Lemur Species Discovered

Two New Lemur Species Discovered

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A scientist with the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., has identified two new lemur species in Madagascar. Lemurs, with their long tales and bulging eyes, are the oldest branch of the primate family tree.

Guests:

Lee Simmons, director of the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb.

Russ Mittermeier, president of Conservation International; expert primatologist.