Do lemurs like to move it-move it? (video)
Lemurs had their 15 minutes of fame, back when DreamWork’s Madagascar came out in 2005. This year it’s time for IMAX Island of Lemurs: Madagascar to shine a spotlight on this primates.
We discussed before how nature documentaries influence the public’s understanding of science, and mostly increase the general public’s science literacy. Which is why I was curious to test the effect of the Madagascar movie: what did it teach the general public? Did it result in the public’s new understanding of lemurs? During my visit to the Duke Lemur Center, I had the perfect opportunity to find out. During the 40 minute car ride, I asked acting driver and education specialist Chris Smith. And here’s what he told me:
This is the second installment of our participation on Lemur Week. For Part I, click here.
Do lemurs like to move it-move it? (video) by Sci-Ed, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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