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Golden Bamboo Lemur

The golden bamboo lemur or golden lemur (Hapalemur aureus) is a medium sized bamboo lemur endemic to southeastern Madagascar. It is listed as a critically endangered species due to habitat loss. The population is declining with only about 1000 individuals. As its name indicates this lemur feeds almost exclusively on grasses. It feeds especially on the Giant Bamboo. The Golden Bamboo Lemur is active during twilight. It is 14.57 to 15.55 in (37 to 39.5 cm) long plus a tail of 14.57 to 16.14 in (37 to 41 cm). It weighs between 2.20 and 3.31 lb (1 and 1.5 kg).

Females gives birth to one infant per year and breed every year. The gestation period is about 138 days.

Golden Bamboo Lemur


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