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Golden Bamboo Lemur - feeding, Ranomafana, Madagascar This is the flagship species of Ranomafana as the national park is founded because of it. It was first discovered in 1986, after which in 1991 Ranomafana National Park was established.<br />
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It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.<br />
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Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).<br />
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It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.<br />
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Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).<br />
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It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.<br />
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Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83918/golden_bamboo_lemur_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.<br />
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Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83918/golden_bamboo_lemur_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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Golden Bamboo Lemur - feeding, Ranomafana, Madagascar

This is the flagship species of Ranomafana as the national park is founded because of it. It was first discovered in 1986, after which in 1991 Ranomafana National Park was established.

It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.

Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).

Golden Bamboo Lemur, Ranomafana, Madagascar This is the flagship species of Ranomafana as the national park is founded because of it. It was first discovered in 1986, after which in 1991 Ranomafana National Park was established.<br />
<br />
It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.<br />
<br />
Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83919/golden_bamboo_lemur_-_cheek_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83920/golden_bamboo_lemur_-_feeding_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
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Golden Bamboo Lemur - cheek, Ranomafana, Madagascar This is the flagship species of Ranomafana as the national park is founded because of it. It was first discovered in 1986, after which in 1991 Ranomafana National Park was established.<br />
<br />
It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.<br />
<br />
Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83918/golden_bamboo_lemur_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83920/golden_bamboo_lemur_-_feeding_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83921/golden_bamboo_lemur_-_scanning_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Golden bamboo lemur,Hapalemur aureus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World

Golden Bamboo Lemur - scanning, Ranomafana, Madagascar This is the flagship species of Ranomafana as the national park is founded because of it. It was first discovered in 1986, after which in 1991 Ranomafana National Park was established.<br />
<br />
It is sorely needed, as the species is critically endangered. It only occurs in small patches of rainforest in the east to south east of Madagascar. It was last assessed in 2012 with a population estimate of a 1,000 individuals only. It is possibly lower now, given trends in Madagascar.<br />
<br />
Like all Bamboo lemurs (there are 5 in the family), this lemur feeds mostly on young Bamboo. Despite their rarity, they are not rare to see in Ranomafana. They typically hang out in the secondary forest on the outer ring of the park (because the bamboo is there).<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83918/golden_bamboo_lemur_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83919/golden_bamboo_lemur_-_cheek_ranomafana_madagascar.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/83920/golden_bamboo_lemur_-_feeding_ranomafana_madagascar.html Africa,Golden bamboo lemur,Hapalemur aureus,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Ranomafana National Park,World

    comments (5)

  1. Beautiful creature <3. It doesn't look like it has many teeth, but maybe it's just the angle. Posted 7 months ago
    1. Yes, probably the angle and their teeth are quite small:
      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hapalemur_aureus_2.jpg
      Posted 7 months ago
      1. So, to obsess about their teeth a little longer: I wonder if they have special teeth/enamel to endure munching on bamboo. Pandas have teeth that regenerate to help deal with the stress of eating bamboo. Also, I wonder how much of the bamboo the lemurs actually digest and if they have a specially adapted digestive system to deal with it. Interestingly, pandas don't properly digest most of the bamboo they eat. Not to mention that bamboo has toxins. How do they deal with that. Interesting to think about, right?! Posted 7 months ago
        1. Yes, there's not that much info on the species that I could find. So don't know the details about the digestion, the only thing I found is that they can tolerate a dose of cyanide that would be enough to kill 5 animals of the same size.

          Pandas are so weird. Impressively cute but so ill-equipped.
          Posted 7 months ago
          1. I doubt the specifics are known, but I like to drive my self crazy wondering about it all anyway.

            Posted 7 months ago

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The golden bamboo lemur is a medium-sized bamboo lemur endemic to southeastern Madagascar. It is listed as an endangered species due to habitat loss. The population is declining, with only about 1000 individuals remaining. As its name indicates, this lemur feeds almost exclusively on grasses, especially the giant bamboo or ''volohosy'' . The growing shoots of this bamboo contain 0.015% of cyanide. Each adult lemur eats about 500 g of bamboo per day, which contain about 12 times the lethal dose of.. more

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Uploaded Sep 3, 2019. Captured Jul 13, 2019 10:41.
  • NIKON D850
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  • 400mm