Grey bamboo lemur

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Eastern lesser bamboo lemur
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Hapalemur griseus
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The grey bamboo lemur is also called the grey gentle lemur, or the eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus).[2] This is the smallest of the bamboo lemurs. It lives mostly in bamboo forests in eastern Madagascar. It is normally active at dusk, eating bamboo leaves and shoots.

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Grey bamboo lemurs grow up to 1 foot (0.30 m) long and weigh up to 5 pounds (2.3 kg). The eastern lesser bamboo lemur has a dense, woolly coat that is grey to olive-grey on the upperparts, with chestnut-brown tinges on the head, shoulders, and sometimes the back.

References[change | change source]

  1. Andrainarivo C.; et al. (2008). "Hapalemur griseus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 1 January 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Groves, Colin (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.