Young David Attenborough Records First Lemur Sounds

Back in 1960, a curious and adventurous young David Attenborough embarked on an extraordinary mission to record the audio of Madagascar’s largest lemur, the indri. To capture these elusive sounds, he relied on a battery-powered portable tape recorder, which was no easy feat in those days. But his efforts paid off when he played the sounds back to the lemurs and was amazed to receive responses, which were believed to be a warning signal over territory.

This groundbreaking discovery opened up a whole new world of study, deepening our understanding of these fascinating creatures and their unique communication methods. We can now appreciate the beauty and wonder of the indri’s calls thanks to Attenborough’s pioneering work.

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