Grey bamboo lemur
|Eastern lesser bamboo lemur|
The grey bamboo lemur is also called the grey gentle lemur, or the eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus). 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]
- 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.
- 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.