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strange-loris:

Mouse lemurs are native to Madagascar. These primates are strictly nocturnal and, especially due to their diminutive size, can be quite easily missed. Mouse lemurs include the world’s smallest primate - Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur - which is only 10cm long.

strange-loris:

Mouse lemurs are native to Madagascar. These primates are strictly nocturnal and, especially due to their diminutive size, can be quite easily missed. Mouse lemurs include the world’s smallest primate - Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur - which is only 10cm long.

10 Stunning Lemurs You've Never Heard Of

"If you conjure up a mental image of a lemur, what does it look like?

The chances are good that your mental picture has a grey body, a white face with black eye-fur, and a long, black-and-white banded tail: a ring-tailed lemur, or Lemur catta. These lemurs are the most well-known species of lemur, and are featured in everything from movies and television to children’s toys and cereal boxes.

Ring-tailed lemurs are appealing and interesting, of course: they love to sunbathe, and males daub their tails with scent to participate in so-called “stink fights.”

However, many lesser-known lemur species are just as fascinating as the ring-tailed lemur (and, sadly, often much more endangered). Read on to learn more about some of Madagascar’s magnificent lemur species.

10. Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus)" (keep reading here)

Fuck Yeah Lemurs readers have probably heard of most of these species, but you may still find it interesting!

bioparcvalencia:

Red-bellied lemur. Eulemur rubriventer. These lemurs usually live in the tree canopy, where they spend much of their time. They also collect fruits and invertebrates on the ground, and feed on flower nectar and leaves of more than 70 species of trees.

bioparcvalencia:

Red-bellied lemur. Eulemur rubriventer. These lemurs usually live in the tree canopy, where they spend much of their time. They also collect fruits and invertebrates on the ground, and feed on flower nectar and leaves of more than 70 species of trees.

allcreatures:

Tiniest Mouse LemurPhotograph: Harald Schuetz, WWF Madagascar

Researchers discovered the mouse lemur Microcebus berthae in 2000 within the dry forests of Kirindy Mitea National Park on Madagascar’s western coast.
At 3.6 inches (9.2 centimeters) in length and 1 ounce (30 grams) in weight, M. berthae is the tiniest of 15 known mouse lemur species. It’s also the smallest primate in the world, according to WWF Madagascar’s Ratsifandrihamanana.

allcreatures:

Tiniest Mouse Lemur
Photograph: Harald Schuetz, WWF Madagascar

Researchers discovered the mouse lemur Microcebus berthae in 2000 within the dry forests of Kirindy Mitea National Park on Madagascar’s western coast.

At 3.6 inches (9.2 centimeters) in length and 1 ounce (30 grams) in weight, M. berthae is the tiniest of 15 known mouse lemur species. It’s also the smallest primate in the world, according to WWF Madagascar’s Ratsifandrihamanana.

zolanimals:

The indri , also called the babakoto, is one of the largest living lemurs. It is a diurnal tree-dweller related to the sifakas and is native to Madagascar. The indri is one of the largest lemurs still in existence, along with the diademed sifaka. It has a head-body length of 64–72 cm (2.10–2.36 ft) and can reach nearly 120 cm (3.9 ft) with legs fully extended. It can weigh between 6 and 9.5 kg (13 and 21 lb). The indri is well known for its loud, distinctive songs, which can last from 45 seconds to more than 3 minutes. Song duration and structure varies among and even within groups. (Wiki.)

zolanimals:

The indri , also called the babakoto, is one of the largest living lemurs. It is a diurnal tree-dweller related to the sifakas and is native to Madagascar. The indri is one of the largest lemurs still in existence, along with the diademed sifaka. It has a head-body length of 64–72 cm (2.10–2.36 ft) and can reach nearly 120 cm (3.9 ft) with legs fully extended. It can weigh between 6 and 9.5 kg (13 and 21 lb). The indri is well known for its loud, distinctive songs, which can last from 45 seconds to more than 3 minutes. Song duration and structure varies among and even within groups. (Wiki.)

poculum:

A pygmy mouse lemur  Photo: ALAMY
The only primate to hibernate is the pygmy mouse lemur (Microcebus myoxinus)    of Madagascar, discovered in 1994.
It weighs just over an ounce, is rampantly promiscuous (its testicles are    bigger than its brain) and falls into torpor at the drop of hat. During the    winter it hibernates properly, feeding itself on fat stored in its tail.

poculum:

A pygmy mouse lemur  Photo: ALAMY

The only primate to hibernate is the pygmy mouse lemur (Microcebus myoxinus) of Madagascar, discovered in 1994.

It weighs just over an ounce, is rampantly promiscuous (its testicles are bigger than its brain) and falls into torpor at the drop of hat. During the winter it hibernates properly, feeding itself on fat stored in its tail.

dravyashruta:

Even though Ring-tailed Lemur are oportunistic omnivores, up to 50% of their diet consists of the leaves of the Tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica), especially during the dry (winter) season.

dravyashruta:

Even though Ring-tailed Lemur are oportunistic omnivores, up to 50% of their diet consists of the leaves of the Tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica), especially during the dry (winter) season.

crunchywild:

The Sifaka is a type of lemur. These primates spend most of their time in the trees, but don’t get around in the same way that other lemurs do. Sifakas remain upright, and they leap quickly from tree to tree by jumping with their powerful hind legs. 

crunchywild:

The Sifaka is a type of lemur. These primates spend most of their time in the trees, but don’t get around in the same way that other lemurs do. Sifakas remain upright, and they leap quickly from tree to tree by jumping with their powerful hind legs.