Someone just sent me this video and it’s supposedly the way that lemurs sunbathe because it feels so good that they lean back and spread their junk out so they can soak it all up everywhere and not get tan lines.
But personally, I think these lemurs just want hugs. They’re all “Get in here, lady! Ignore thosee signs that say you’re not allowed in the lemur pit. LET’S GET OUR SNUGGLES ON” but then we just take pictures of them being ignored because we’re assholes who don’t understand basic body language and also because I can’t pick the locks at the door of the lemur pits.
Also, on second viewing it’s possible that they are trying to catch birds, because that’s how I’d do it if I was a lemur. Just lean back and wait until they fly into your arms. Or maybe they want you to throw food at them. Next time you see a lemur you should have a coconut with you and you can be like, “GO LONG, LEMUR” and then spiral it right at him. But not super hard because they aren’t used to catching shit and they’ll probably get hurt. Just softly lob it in there, granny-style. Or maybe throw something softer, like a decorative pillow filled with shredded cheese. Or maybe throw a bird at them because then we test the bird theory and that’s two-birds-one-stone. Except don’t throw two birds or one stone because first of all no one can catch two birds at one time and if you’re throwing stones at lemurs you’re going to get arrested because that’s kind of a dick move. They don’t want your stones. They want your cheese. Or your loving. Or maybe the sun. I don’t know. I’m not a lemurologist.