Grey Bamboo Lemur
Hapalemur griseus griseus
As the smallest of the bamboo lemurs, this lemur is most active at dusk. It lives in the dense bamboo forests of eastern Madagascar and feeds on fresh bamboo shoots and leaves. It will also occasionally eat green stems, fig leaves and smaller fruits.
When young lemurs are first born, the mothers carry them in their mouths for the first few weeks. After that they either carry them on their backs or "park" them when looking for food. At about four months old, the young lemurs are weaned and eventually go their own way.
Where to see them:
1 to 1.5 ft
1.5 to 2.5 lbs
More than 20 yrs
Mostly bamboo, some leaves and fruit