Greater dwarf lemur, Ivoloina park, Madagascar
Opening the last location of our 2019 trip: Ivoloina park, where we spent one night and one morning only. We arrived late and went for a quick stroll to the nocturnal animals in captivity. Ivoloina has a program to ultimately reintroduce these animals in the wild. This Greater dwarf lemur was sleeping inside a hollow trunk, which is something they also do in the wild.
In the wild, this animal has a fair amount of natural predators:
Madagascar does not have a lot of big predators yet it seems most are interested.
The greater dwarf lemur , or the Geoffroy's dwarf lemur, is a lemur that is widely distributed over the primary and secondary forests near the eastern coast of Madagascar. They are also found in northern parts of Madagascar. Greater dwarf lemurs live in forests and dry scrub areas. The head and body of the greater dwarf lemur can range from 167 to 264 millimeters in length, and 164 to 600 grams. Their tails can range from 195 to 310 millimeters in length.