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Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur closeup, Marojejy, Madagascar In a rare moment where they were not blocked by vegetation. Taken near camp I in Marojejy, Madagascar. Africa,Eastern lesser bamboo lemur,Geotagged,Hapalemur griseus,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Marojejy,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur closeup, Marojejy, Madagascar

In a rare moment where they were not blocked by vegetation. Taken near camp I in Marojejy, Madagascar.

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  1. Great shot and eye contact.
    It must be tricky to find them! We saw a David Attenborough documentation about Madagascar's lemurs, these shy and threatened species seem to be very hard to find.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks! In this case, there was a area full of bamboo so the odds were good of seeing them. Plus, our guide studied them for over a decade, noting down their exact feeding and rest times. So seeing them was doable, seeing them clearly through the thick bamboo was the challenge. Posted 4 years ago

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The eastern lesser bamboo lemur, also known as the gray bamboo lemur and the gray gentle lemur, is a small lemur endemic to Madagascar, with three known subspecies. As its name suggests, the eastern lesser bamboo lemur feeds mainly on bamboo. The lemurs of the genus ''Hapalemur'' have more manual dexterity and hand–eye coordination than most lemurs. They are vertical climbers and jump from stalk to stalk in thick bamboo forests.

The eastern lesser bamboo lemur is gray in colour, sometimes.. more

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Feb 10, 2016. Captured Oct 8, 2015 14:00 in 3B, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/250s
  • ISO6400
  • 400mm