Lemurs match scent of a friend to sound of her voice

Scientists report that ring-tailed lemurs respond more strongly to the scents and sounds of female lemurs when the scent they smell and the voice they hear belong to the same female — even when she’s nowhere in sight. Linking a particular female’s call with her unique aroma gives the lemurs a way to figure out if she is nearby, since the scents tend to linger.

PlayPlay

Speak Your Mind

*