Too many times, I’ve been browsing lemur images online, only to find a photo of a meerkat blithely tucked in amongst the lemurs.
This is a crime against nature, obviously, but never fear: after reading this post, you will be a 100% qualified lemur-meerkat-differentiation expert!
2. This is a meerkat. It pretty much always looks like this.
3. Lemurs come in many different shapes and sizes. One of the most well-known is the ring-tailed lemur:
5. … and then there’s this elegant critter, the crowned lemur:
6. It would take all day to list all the fabulous types of lemur, so let’s move on.
7. Meerkats like to stand upright, so that they can see all that the eye can see.
8. Lemurs don’t stand upright, but some lemurs like to dance and leap merrily around.
10. Wild meerkats live only in places that are not Madagascar (like Southern Africa).
16. Now pay attention, this is very important. This is what baby lemurs look like:
18. Got that? Let’s try it one more time to make sure. Baby lemurs:
20. Congratulations! You are now a lemur-vs.-meerkat expert.
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