Mongoose Lemurs (Eulemur mongoz)

Mongoose lemurs are small primates that are active both day and night (cathemeral) depending on season.  They mainly eat fruit and are important seed dispersers but do consume significant amounts of nectar flowers, and leaves.  Mongoose lemurs are found naturally in the rapidly disappearing dry deciduous forest in northwest Madagascar but have been introduced to the Comores.  Considered vulnerable by the IUCN Redlist this species is at threat because of habitat loss, pet trade, and hunting.


Current research suggests that a reassessment of mongoose lemurs conservation status be made - changing their current status from vulnerable to endangered.

Mongoose Lemurs as Pets

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Mongoose Lemurs

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