Lemurs: A Saga
Enter the world of Madigaska - populated by lemurs of (almost) every size, shape and colour. Where a cruel Queen reigns with an iron fist, and few dare to stand against her.
Our hero is a young orphan, fostered by peaceful fisherfolk and with only an inkling of her true identity, her true fate. However, her harmonious life is about to change - and she and her friends must run - traveling north to the one place she may find sanctuary.
There are those that hunt her - the sadistic and cruel Alpha Hunter Noir, and the vicious Huntress Melise and there are other dangers too...
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"Lemurs: A Saga" is set in an alternate world Madagascar, where the sentient races are various species of lemurs. Their behaviour and culture is loosely based on a blend of our world lemurs, the Malagasy people in general and a hearty dose of pure imagination.
The Lemur Family contains some of the most endangered mammals in the world today, with many balancing on the brink of extinction. For them it is a real razor's edge - for deforestation and poaching reduce their habitat and numbers on a daily basis. Many species of lemur cannot survive in zoos or outside of their natural environment - their diets are so specialised.
Madagascar too is a country struggling under the weight of poverty and (at present) political unrest. It is one of the poorest countries in the world with 77% of the population living on less than $1.25 per day.
Want to help?
Here are a list of charities that are either involved in lemur conservation or provide assistance to the people of Madagascar.
I am not affiliated with these groups (except for the occasional donation).
Azafady: A registered British charity devoted to community and conservation in Madagascar.
Duke University Lemur Centre: Situated in North Carolina, this is the largest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar with extensive research into captive breeding and wild conservation.
Simpona: A Registered USA non-profit dedicated to the protection of the Silky Sifaka.