Island of Lemurs is a fascinating short film about the primate inhabitants endemic to Madagascar. This forty-five minute short film narrated by Morgan Freeman explores the life and habits of some of the lemur species in Madagascar, including the Indri lemurs, ring tail lemurs, tiny mouse lemurs and Sifaka lemurs among others. The movie also follows Dr. Patricia C. Wright's study and lemur conservation project in Madagascar.
The lemurs with their bushy squirrel like tails (sometimes longer than their bodies), large eyes and somewhat cat like faces are intriguing creatures. The short film tracks the history of lemurs back to the age of the dinosaurs. The lemurs survived the asteriods that eradicated the dinousars and floated away to land on the island of Madagascar. They lived and thrived on the island mainly due to its isolation and lack of predators. Today the biodiversity of Madagascar is of global significance and home to wildlife that is not found anywhere else in the world.