Latest Madagascar Items
  • Lemur researcher wins conservation prize

    An expert on the lemurs of the Madagascar rainforest who is credited with helping protect the species was named the winner of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize for animal conservation on Tuesday.

  • 'Island of Lemurs' offers fun, brief look at life in Madagascar

    “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” is a short documentary on a primate native to the massive island off the eastern coast of Africa. It’s a fun look at a charming animal, and a rare film that makes good use of contemporary 3D technology.

  • Flagstaff resident braves 21 days in wilderness

    Naked? Yes. Afraid? Not so much.

  • Penguins, dressed in Santa Claus and Christmas tree costumes, parade through spectators during a Christmas event at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea as over half the population are Christians. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    SIMMONS: A season to be jolly all around the world

    It's not a most wonderful time of the year for all Americans, as 1.3 million face a loss of unemployment benefits if Congress doesn't act by Dec. 28.

  • Bubonic plague kills 20 in Madagascar

    Twenty people in Madagascar have died from the bubonic plague in the last week, giving way to fears of a possible outbreak, officials said.

  • 25 primate species reported on brink of extinction

    Twenty-five species of monkeys, langurs, lemurs and gorillas are on the brink of extinction and need global action to protect them from increasing deforestation and illegal trafficking, researchers said Monday.

  • Illustration Gibson in Trouble by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    NUGENT: Crimes against Gibson guitars

    My all-American sonic-bombast weapon of choice for 50 years has been those world-class pieces of musical art, the mighty Gibson guitar. I own a stunning arsenal of them. It wouldn't surprise me if some Fedzillastooge from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s Department of Gunrunning Injustice will try to tell us American guitarslayers that we can only buy one fully automatic Gibson guitar a month.

  • DreamWorks 2Q profit drops 63 pct, misses Street

    DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. said Tuesday that its second-quarter net income fell 63 percent, to a level below analysts' expectations. The company blamed the delayed release of "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" in several overseas markets as well as higher distribution costs for some of the miss.

  • While Batman lurks, 'Ice Age' tops box office

    With Batman lurking, the prehistoric critters of "Ice Age: Continental Drift" ran off with the box office, earning $46 million in their opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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