Ankarana sportive lemur

Once thought to be the same species as Sahafary sportive lemurs until molecular and cytogenetic analyses showed their genetic differences in the early 2000s

The Ankarana sportive lemur is a smaller sportive lemur endemic to Madagascar. They have a mouse-like appearance with a narrow face, bulging orange eyes, and big, round ears. They have a light grey-brown pelage, a grey underside, and a light brown bushy tail. Long fingers and wide finger pads are also useful for gripping.

They are arboreal and nocturnal animals; they rest in tree holes and vine tangles during the day. They are also very agile and can leap between trees with ease. During the rainy season, their diet consists of a large proportion of fruits as they are abundant. During the dry season, they primarily consume leaves.


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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No