Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
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Glossary
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Langur

Leaf monkeys (mainly Presbytis spp.; Family: Cercophithecidae). Langurs are about six kilogram monkeys found in the rainforests and gallery forests of Asia. They only eat leaves.

Lemurs

An order of primates found only in Madagascar that are thought to resemble the early ancestors of monkeys, apes and humans. They live in trees, eat leaves and fruit, and most are social. They range from tiny (the pygmy mouse lemur weighs only 30 grams) to about 7 kilograms.

Loris

(Nycticebus spp.; Family: Lorisidae) Small, cat-sized relatives of lemurs that are found in Asia. They live in trees and are a solitary, wide-eyed nocturnal species that eats invertebrates and small sleeping vertebrates that they catch. Habitat destruction and the pet trade are threatening the lorises.

Lion Tamarins

(Family: Callitrichidae) Small, squirrel-sized monkeys found only in eastern South America. They are social, live in trees and eat insects and whatever they can catch. They are relatives of marmosets. The lion tamarins have a mane, like a lion. Habitat destruction has made many of the species endangered.

Lexigram

a compilation of symbols that represent words which is employed in ape-language research projects; when the study subject points to or touches a symbol it is intended to be the equivalent of speaking a word

Linear Dominance Hierarchy

a social order of dominance sustained by aggressive or other behavior patterns in which the most dominant animal (called the alpha) dominates over all of the group and the second most dominant animal (called the beta) dominates over all of the group but the alpha while the third most dominant animal (called the gamma) dominates over all of the group but the beta and alpha, etc.

Lowland Forest

forest below 1 kilometer (3281 ft) in altitude which often displays the largest amount of biodiversity

Lactational Amenorrhea

absence or suppression of menstruation (ovulation) during nursing

Lactation

also: lactating, lactate the production of milk from the mammary glands

Linear Dominance Hierarchy

a social order of dominance sustained by aggressive or other behavior patterns in which the most dominant animal (called the alpha) dominates over all of the group and the second most dominant animal (called the beta) dominates over all of the group but the alpha while the third most dominant animal (called the gamma) dominates over all of the group but the beta and alpha, etc.

Lowland Forest

forest below 1 kilometer (3281 ft) in altitude which often displays the largest amount of biodiversity

Lactation

also: lactating, lactate the production of milk from the mammary glands

Lexigram

a compilation of symbols that represent words which is employed in ape-language research projects; when the study subject points to or touches a symbol it is intended to be the equivalent of speaking a word

Lesser Ape

member of the genus Hylobatidae or Syndactylus; gibbons or siamangs

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