Children exclaimed and giggled as the ring-tailed lemur stood on its hind legs to reach for a grape held out by Critterman this morning at the Hastings Museum.
The lemur was one of the most recognized animals among the children, thanks to their prominence in three "Madagascar" movies.
Cody Fischer, 8, a second-grader at Morton Elementary, was surprised to learn lemurs have four opposable thumbs.
"He kept on standing up and doing things," Cody said.
David Kleven of Aubrey, Texas, also known as Critterman, brought a variety of animals found in Africa to show students about the wildlife in the continent.