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Lac Alaotra Bamboo Lemur

Hapalemur alaotrensis


The Lac Alaotra bamboo lemur, also known as the Lac Alaotra gentle lemur, Alaotran bamboo lemur, Alaotran gentle lemur, or locally as the bandro, is a bamboo lemur


reed beds in and around Lac Alaotra, in northeast Madagascar.


The Lac Alaotra Bamboo Lemur is critically endangered. This Lemur was spotted in the Wild In order to get this Photo it took a great deal of skill, Knowledge and Perseverance by the local village boatman and a massive amount of luck And on my part 4:30am starts followed by a short Pirogue ride before wading through Marsh as the water level was too low to continue by boat.

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Great spotting Steven.Congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

triggsturner 5 years ago

Belated Congratulations Steven. Very rewarding to get that special image when so much hard work and local skill used to find the animal. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Well deserved! Congrats.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

This is the first of this species on Project Noah taken in the wild. there's one other taken at a zoo.

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Congratulations Stephen, this precious lemur is our Spotting of the Day!

"Our Spotting of the Day is a precious sighting of a Lac Alaotra Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis), a critically endangered lemur endemic to Lac Alaotra in northeast Madagascar. This is the only lemur species to be specifically adapted to living in papyrus reeds. This lemur is in decline due to habitat destruction and hunting for food and the illegal pet trade. For more information:
As per our general policy on Critically Endangered (IUCN) species we have modified the exact coordinates for this spotting".



SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

What a precious sighting...thank you for sharing.

Stephen W
Stephen W 5 years ago

I feel super privileged to have seen this Lemur in the wild. I have many more images on my link.

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Thanks Stephen. It's the first time for this species to be spotted in the wild on Project Noah.

Stephen W
Stephen W 5 years ago

I could only type in Alaotra on the map anyway as I used my iPhone to upload the spotting. So the Location won't be precise

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 5 years ago

Great find, Stephen!

DanielePralong 5 years ago

Fantastic contribution Stephen!
As per our policy on Critically Endangered species we've moved the pin away from the actual spotting location.

Stephen W
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Stephen W

Atsinanana, Madagascar

Spotted on Oct 7, 2017
Submitted on Oct 22, 2017

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