Mongoose Lemur (Lemur mongoz)
Mongoose Lemur
 
LoginLogin WebcamsCams GalleryGallery Gift ShopGift Shop SitemapSitemap Education CenterEducation Center ForumForum About Tigerhomes.orgAbout

Lemurs: Tails From The Canopy
<< Back |
Next >>

Mongoose Lemur (Lemur mongoz)

Mongoose lemurs are medium sized members of the family and live in dry deciduous forests in northwest Madagascar (and in the surrounding Comoro Islands). Their active behavior can be diurnal or nocturnal depending on the season. While males and females are the same size, they differ slightly in colour; both have a gray wooly base coat but the sides of the female are white, and the sides of the male are reddish.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ANIMAL WEBCAMS

Size:
Body Length, 18 inches
Weight, 4 ½ lbs.
Life Cycle:
Weaning, 5 months
Sexual maturity, 18 months
Life Span, 26 years (recorded in captivity)
Reproduction:
Gestation Period, 120 days
Young/birth, 1
Birth Season, April - June
Diet:
All available vegetables
Predators:
Fossa, birds of prey
Social Structure:
Family groups of 6-8 members (males and females may form permanent pair bonds)
Territory Size:
Unknown
Conservation Status:
Endangered


<< Back | Next >>