Grey bamboo lemur

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Eastern lesser bamboo lemur
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Hapalemur
Binomial name
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.

Appearance[change | change source]

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. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 1 January 2009.
  2. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds), ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 116. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.