Latest Greater Bamboo Lemur Stories
Madagascar’s isolation has led to the island developing some of the most unique plants and animals — so much so that many ecologists refer to it as the “eighth continent.”
Experts on Tuesday said the discovery of 30-40 endangered greater bamboo lemurs living far outside the only other area they were known to exist has renewed hope for the survival of the species.
The greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus) is native only to the island of Madagascar. Its other common names include the broad-nosed gentle lemur and the broad-nosed bamboo lemur. It has a small range in southwestern Madagascar, although it is thought that its range was much larger in the past. Andringitra National Park and Ranomafana Nation Park are included in its range. The greater bamboo lemur is the largest bamboo lemur weighing an average of 5.5 pounds. It has a body length that...
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