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Grey Mouse Lemur

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Grey Mouse Lemur

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT

Lowland tropical dry forests, sub-arid thorn scrubs and plantations of south and western Madagascar.

BEHAVIOUR

These are nocturnal animals. They sleep during the day. Males sleep alone or in pairs separate from females, which congregate in gropus up to 15 individuals.

DIET

They are mostly insectivorous. Theis diet consists of beetles, moths, praying mantids, but they also eat fruits, flowers, nectar and small vertebrates including tree frogs, geckos and chameleons.

REPRODUCTION

This species is polygynous, male pairs with mulitple females in his territory. Pregnancy lasts up to 69 days. Female give birth most commonly to 2 youngs.

GOOD TO KNOW

Grey Mouse Lemurs are one of the smallest living primates.

  • Latin name: Microcebus murinus
  • IUCN –Red List – LC – least concern
  • CITES – Appendix I
  • EEP – European Endangered Species Programme