Did you know that Pygmy Mouse Lemur (Microcebus myoxinus) found on the Island Of Madagascar, is officially the Worlds Smallest Primate?

Did you know that Pygmy Mouse Lemur (Microcebus myoxinus) found on the Island Of Madagascar, is officially the Worlds Smallest Primate? Weighing in at about 30 grams, the Pygmy Mouse Lemur is even smaller then the South American Pygmy Marmoset. Like all Madagascar Lemurs, the Pygmy Mouse Lemur is also a highly Endangered Primate. A really cool fact that I love about these tiny Endangered Lemurs is the fact that during the Breeding Season the males are actually larger then the females. During the remaining off-season, the females are larger then the males. One reason for this added weight is like the Ruffed Lemurs, the male Pygmy Mouse Lemur goes through a Testicular Cycle were there testes drastically increase in size and weight during Lemur Breeding Season. Basically they get Big Balls. David and I do not house these remarkable Rare Primates here at the Tigerhomes Animal Sanctuary, but if they are anything like an adult male Ruffed Lemur; I am sure they exhibit very Aggressive Behaviors as well as Possessive Behaviors during this time with all the extra testosterone running through their veins. Luckily, the Pygmy Mouse Lemur Breeding Season is very short in the wild, lasting about 1 or 2 months. REMEMBER, THE TIGERHOMES WEB SITE SPECIALIZES IN AMAZING EXOTIC ANIMAL WEB CAMS!

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