WILDLIFE -- Leaping Lemurs of Madagascar: Indri

The acrobats of an African matriarchal world

Madagascar's vibrant tropical forests are home to one of nature's great acrobats, the indri. The agile lemurs have mastered their treetop world and can be found nowhere else on earth.
Within their forested domain, the indri forge tight-knit family units. Together they navigate their dense forest world on a constant hunt for food.
For an indri family, the mother calls the shots. The male's job is to follow his partner's every move and protect his family from nocturnal predators, intruding lemurs and even their own kind.
Mother indri carry their young everywhere, teaching them vital life lessons along the way. Infant lemurs must learn fast before they become fully independent. However growing up in Madagascar's tropical forests is no easy task.