Eastern Lesser bamboo Lemur, Hapalemur griseusis

The eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseusis) also known as the Gray Gentle Lemur and the Gray Bamboo Lemur. It is native only to the island of Madagascar and has three recognized subspecies. As a member of the Hapalemur genus, the eastern lesser bamboo lemur has better hand-eye coordination and dexterity than most lemurs. It remains in an upright position while leaping from tree to tree, as is common in lemur species.

It is typically grey in color, and will sometimes display a red patch of fur on the top of the head. The average body length of this small lemur can reach 11.1 inches, with the tail reaching a length of 1.6 inches. It feeds mainly on bamboo, as its name suggests. The eastern lesser bamboo lemur has been listed on the IUCN Red List as “Vulnerable”.

Image Caption: Eastern lesser bamboo lemur, Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. Credit: Gavinevans/Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0)