Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Cheirogaleidae
        Scientific Name : Microcebus Murinus

                       Size(L) : 25 - 28cm 
                                       (9.8 - 11in)
                       Weight : 58g - 67g 
                                       (2oz - 2.4oz)
                 Top Speed : 32km/h (20mph)
                  Life Span : 3 - 8 years

                      Colour : Grey, Black,
                                      White, Brown
                 Skin Type : Fur
Distinctive Features : Small body size and 
                                      large eyes
  1. Grey Mouse Lemurs are very small primates found exclusively in the island of Madagascar.
  2. They are one of the world’s smallest primates growing between 25-28cm long and weighing around 60g.
  3. Despite this, they are the largest mouse lemur species in the forests of Madagascar.
  4. They get their name from their distinct resemblance to the mouse.
  5. They inhabit the trees of the tropical woodlands and forests.
  6. They spend a lot of their time on trees and are known to occupy huge ranges up to 5acres.
  7. They are nocturnal animals aided by their large eyes to see clearly at night.
  8. Typically, they hunt alone but rest during the daytime with other grey mouse lemurs.
  9. They are omnivores feeding on insects, fruits, nuts, berries, shoots and rodents.
  10. Their natural predators are the fossa, birds of prey and various snakes.
  11. They breed during the months of September and October.
  12. The females give birth to 2-3 young ones after a 2-month gestation.
  13. The mother looks after the baby grey mouse lemurs till they grow independent.
  14. Habitat loss through deforestation is the grey mouse lemur’s biggest threat today.

 

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