Portrait of an Ankarana Sportive Lemur, Ankarana, Madagascar
It's not often that you get a chance to do a clear portrait on a nocturnal animal like this during the day. This locally endemic lemur has a small distribution, our guide mentioning a population of ~300 adults. They are one of the smallest lemurs. Full body shot:
The Ankarana sportive lemur, or Ankarana weasel lemur, is a sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. It is one of the smaller sportive lemurs with a total length of about 53 centimeters, including 25 centimeters of tail. Average body weight is approximately 750 grams. The Ankarana sportive lemur is found in northern Madagascar, living in dry lowland forests in Ankarana, Andrafiamena and Analamerana, and in moist montane forest of Montagne d'Ambre.