Lepilemuridae – Sportive lemurs

These Madagascans were commonly named “weasel lemur” in the past due to their swiftness

Lepilemuridae is a family that consists of medium-sized primates and is the largest Lemurs family. The family was once known as Megaladapidae, but it was renamed Lepilemuridae when the extinct genus Megaladapis was removed from the family. Like all four other lemur families, they live exclusively on Madagascar island.

They have reddish to grey-brown fur on the top while whitish yellow on the belly. Generally, they have short heads with round, large ears. They are predominantly arboreal and strictly nocturnal; they can move from tree to tree with long jumps powered by their strong hind legs. These animals are also primarily herbivores, and their diet includes mostly leaves.