IUCN Status: Vulnerable
Hapalemur griseus occidentalis
One of the smallest bamboo lemurs, they have a dense, woolly coat that varies from grey to olive-grey on the upperparts with chestnut-brown tinges on the head and shoulders. They are endemic to Madagascar and can be found throughout the forests of eastern Madagascar. They are the only primates to specialise on feeding almost exclusively on bamboo. Females give birth to one offspring after a gestation period of 137 to 140 days and, after a few weeks, the female will carry her young on her back.
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