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A 'dancing' Verreaux Sifaka, who habitats in Madagascar.<br />
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With video. <br />
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This is the hilarious moment a group of lemurs scrambled down a tree and burst into a fantastic dance display.<br />
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The primates had been eating berries from the top of the tall bark when they decided to cross a dirt road to a cluster of other trees.<br />
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As they landed on the ground each one burst into an array of impressive dance moves, including twirls, jumps, spins and stretches.<br />
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They boogied their way across the track without stopping and even performed a few acrobatic stunts.<br />
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The elaborate routine only stopped when they reached another trunk and scrambled up to the top.<br />
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The whole thing was captured on camera by Allison Buttigieg, who was watching the lemurs' antics with her boyfriend, Olli Teirila.<br />
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The couple were enjoying a holiday on the island of Madagascar in the hope of photographing the dancing, made famous by the animated DreamWorks film.<br />
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Allison, 34, from Helsinki in Finland, said: "Part of the reason I wanted to go to Madagascar is because they have lemurs there that look like they are dancing.<br />
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"We went to a spot where there were a group of them up in the trees and waited for many hours for them to move.<br />
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"Normally they jump from tree to tree but they had to cross a dirt road, so we were waiting for them to do that.<br />
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"Eventually they came down from the trees and started doing their little dance.<br />
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"They are adapted to the trees and they can't crawl so this is why they do it.<br />
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"I had seen them doing it on documentaries before and I had always said I wanted to go and see them for myself and take photos.<br />
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"It was very amusing and looked so funny, taking pictures was hard because I couldn't help but stop and just look at them as they did it.<br />
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"I was ecstatic to get the photos as that was one of the main things I wanted to do, I was really happy."