Rare blue-eyed lemurs could be extinct in 11 years

Rare Blue-Eyed Lemur Could Go Extinct In 11 Years
Rare Blue-Eyed Lemur Could Go Extinct In 11 Years


Get a good look at these baby blues, because a new study reports that the type of lemur that has these stunning eyes could be extinct in a little more than a decade.

The International Union for Conservation and Nature says the creatures, called blue-eyed black lemurs, are on the "critically endangered list." There are only about 1,000 left in the wild.

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The study, published in the African Journal of Ecology, says the rare primate could be extinct within "11 years."

The study says these Madagascar lemurs are in trouble because of increased farming and logging in their natural habitat.

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