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Just a few thousand years ago, the island of Madagascar was inhabited by giant lemurs. How did such a diverse group of primates evolve in the first place, and how did they help shape the unique environments of Madagascar? Part of the "Eons" series.
Runtime: 10 minutes 9 seconds
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Eons: When Giant Lemurs Ruled Madagascar
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