Out of the ordinary: Microcebus danfossi

Danfoss has given its name to a lemur species recently discovered in Madagascar by researchers from the veterinary college Tierärztliche Hochschule (TiHo), in Hanover, Germany. The tiny (30-60 g) lemur is named Microcebus danfossi after Danfoss - and Danfoss is contributing to further research in the field, as well as to the maintenance of the natural environment of these extremely endangered animals. The researchers at TiHo contacted Danfoss because the company's German-based heating division had used lemurs in a marketing campaign: the highly efficient, energy-saving features of Danfoss heating components had been compared to the internal heating 'controls' of a lemur.