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Eastern grey bamboo lemur

Hapalemur griseus


One of the smallest of the bamboo lemurs (5), 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. The face and underparts are a paler grey, becoming creamy-grey on the belly, and the long tail is generally dark. Like other bamboo lemurs, the head is rounded, and bears a characteristically short muzzle and small, furred ears. Relatively long back legs allow bamboo lemurs to leap easily between vertical bamboo stems. Bamboo lemurs are reported to use a variety of different calls, including distinct calls in response to different types of predators. Listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Redlist facing threats such as habitat loss and the illegal pet trade


The eastern lesser bamboo lemur occurs in tropical moist lowland forest and montane forest, in areas where bamboo and bamboo vines are present, and may inhabit both disturbed and undisturbed forest

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rams4d 9 years ago

Nice shot

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 9 years ago

cool spotting, victoria!

RiekoS 9 years ago

I agree with Yuko!

YukoChartraw 9 years ago

This one is absolutely gorgeous!! ♥

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Beautiful eyes! And his (her?) fur looks SO SOFT!!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 11 years ago

Fantastic photo Victoria... Love the red eyes...

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 11 years ago

Love your photography!

Wonder full Detailed Picture!!!

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 11 years ago

Wonderful eye color

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 years ago

incredible spot,very nice photos and you have there also beautiful model's:-)wath an amazing animals there are in madagascar,congratulations

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Incredible pictures!

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Moramanga, Province de Tamatave, Madagascar

Spotted on Oct 11, 2011
Submitted on Nov 24, 2011

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