Peculiar primitive animals found in Madagascar but absent in Africa are Lemurs. For example, Indri indri lemur also known as babakoto is the largest living lemur on Earth. It as a head-and-body length of about 64–72 cm (25–28 in) and a weight of between 6 to 9.5 kg (13 to 21 lb). It occurs in Madagascar. It plays an important part in the myths of the residents of Madagascar, and legends with various stories in existence accounting for its origin. According to IUCN, it is classified as a critically endangered species.