Mongoose Lemur

Mongoose Lemur Eulemur mongoz

Type of Animal:

Dry forest, humid forest, scrubland

Native to NW Madagascar. Introduced to Comoro islands of Moheli, Anjouan, & Grande Comoro.

Males have reddish-brown cheeks & beard framing gray muzzle/face w/ more brown coloration, females have white/creamy gray cheeks & beard & lighter gray in color, males have dark tip on tail

Fruit, leaves, flowers, nectar, pollen, seeds, petioles, dead wood, fungi, grubs, beetles, birds

Status in Wild:

Breeding in zoos, wildlife parks, & breeding centers

Family groups of breeding pair w/ 1-4 offspring

Additional Info:

Young: Infant
Group: Troop
Adult: 3 lbs
Young: 0.9 lbs

4 months 

Life Span:
18-20 years in wild, 25-26 years in captivity

1.15-1.18 ft

Body Length:
1-1.41 ft

Tail Length:
1.5-2 ft

Main predators are fossa, raptors, & boas.
Endangered due to habitat loss, deforestation, mining, hunting, persecution as crop pests, & wildlife trade.
Sexually mature at 2 years old.
Due to diet, serve as important pollinators & seed dispersers.
Diurnal in wetter periods & nocturnal in drier periods.
Grooming important part of lives, strengthening relationships between group members.
Smallest member of Eulemur genus.
Territories usually 1.3-2.5 acres.
Scent marking sustained by rubbing branches w/ crotch/forehead/hands.
During grooming, they’ll use ‘toothcomb’ of 6 teeth, emerging from lower jaw.
Like most lemurs, they’re arboreal (tree living).
Breed once a year-breed from April-June & give birth from August-October.
Young weaned at 5 months.
They have an excellent sense of smell.

Fun Fact(s):
Sometimes hybridize w/ Common Brown Lemurs.
Like most lemurs, females are dominant.
Some males have balding due to scent marking from top of head.
Can leap up to 7 yards to get from 1 tree to the next.

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