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To a lemur, the term "finger licking good" does not imply that an excellent meal, fed upon sans utensils, has just been consumed. Because lemurs are furry (in case you hadn’t noticed!) and don’t sweat and rarely pant (both valuable adaptions for cooling down displayed by many critters), they can often be seen on hot days licking their hands and toes. The evaporative cooling of moisture thusly applied to bare skin aids the body in getting rid of excess heat. Although perhaps not as satisfying as a greasy piece of fried chicken, chillin on a hot day, as two year old Griselda in NHE 4 demonstrated here earlier today (88 by noon!), is a very valuable strategy for a furry primate on a hot day.