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'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' goes beyond the cute and cuddly
'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar' goes beyond the cute and cuddly

Who knew lemurs were zen masters? The primates, whose ancestors came to Madagascar some 60 million years ago, love to play. They also enjoy a good siesta on a handy branch, and when they are happy, they emit a cute little noise akin to a piglet's snort. They also take press junkets in stride. Last week at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, Felix, a 10-year-old ring-tailed lemur, and Taj, a 7-year-old brown lemur, were chilling with their handlers, demonstrating a "don't worry, be happy" attitude as cameras flashed all around. Like just about anyone garnering that much attention in Los Angeles, the lemurs were in town to promote a new movie — the...

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