Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

Baby ring tailed lemurs cling to their mother in Madagascar

High in the mountains of Madagascar, a troop of ring tailed lemurs live a relatively relaxed life in an area that provides them some safety and sustenance. In this BBC clip narrated by Sir David Attenborough, watch how the prosimian primates sun themselves, clean their long tails, play together, and vocalize in a variety of ways. Babies cling to their mothers’ bodies as the moms jump along the steep rock face to gather and eat canopy fruits. One mother is carrying twins!

Famous for a long tail full of black and white stripes, endangered ring tail lemurs are smart and highly social creatures, as seen in the video above and the lunchtime photo below, taken at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World.

ring-tail-lemur-social-eating

In the archives: More Madagascar, more tales of tails, and more primate videos, including this lar gibbon crossing a suspension bridge and an orangutan mother cuddling her baby.

This award-winning video collection is reader-supported. Become a sustaining member to keep TKSST online and free for everyone, including teachers and parents who use it as a resource to spark learning and curiosity for kids.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Chameleons are Amazing – National Geographic

Rion Nakaya

A Camouflaged Moth Larva in Eastern Madagascar

Rion Nakaya

Baby Orangutan Rickina

Rion Nakaya

The Giraffe Weevil – BBC Madagascar

Rion Nakaya

The Elephant Bird Egg

Rion Nakaya

Sir David Attenborough and chameleons in Madagascar

Rion Nakaya

This “snail shell spider” uses its web to hoist objects up high

Rion Nakaya

The Leaf-tailed Geckos (Uroplatus) of Madagascar

Rion Nakaya

Chance encounter with a family of wild mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Rion Nakaya