Creature of the Week

Week of August 25th, 2013

Mouse lemur

Mouse lemurs are the smallest primates and, like all lemurs, are strictly native to the island of Madagascar. There are nineteen different species of mouse lemur which are discernible by their unique mating calls. These lemurs have adapted such calls because they are unable to distinguish physical characteristics due to being nocturnal.

Fun facts: females hibernate through the dry season which lasts from April or May to September or October. They use up their fat reserves which they have stored in their hind legs and tails.

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    Vien, here’s the scale-showing picture of a mouse lemur you requested
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    Not sure where you’ve been, but there are now 19 species of mouse lemurs. There’s been a lot of criticism recently among...
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