Why do lemurs have two tongues?

Secondary Tongue. Under a lemur's main tongue sits a smaller tongue made of stiffer cartilage. This is the grooming tongue, used as they clean other lemurs. The lemurs can move the insects into their mouths as they groom their friends for a tasty snack.

Correspondingly, can you keep a lemur as a pet?

Lemurs aren't pets. NOT PETS Ring-tailed lemurs are adorable wild animals. A new survey finds that thousands of lemurs, from many lemur species, are kept as pets in households in Madagascar, despite the practice being illegal.

Are lemurs aggressive?

Lemurs are not well-suited to living with humans, and humans aren't super aware of how to live with lemurs, either. This craziness tends not to end well for the lemurs: Reuter's research shows that about 30 percent of pet lemurs in Madagascar “are killed by their owners following an aggressive incident.”

Can you have a pet lemur in Texas?

Primates are illegal in most states, but in Texas, you can own any species of lemur. All lemurs are endangered and due to this, they cannot be sold over or across state lines.

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