The Gray Mouse Lemur is a solitary nocturnal forager and sleep during the day with others. Males sleep in pairs separate from the female groups (which can contain up to 15 individuals).
Their diet mostly consists of insects. It is also known that they could eat chameleons, leaves, flowers and fruits. In the world of lemurs, they are among the least-endangered. Reason: the tiny size and the multi-faceted diet that they have. That is not to say they are perfectly safe, the habitat loss is right now the number one threat to their numbers. Deforestation acts as the biggest risk to these lemurs.
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The Gray mouse-lemur, lesser mouse-lemur is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the gray mouse lemurA gray mouse lemur group is called a 'troop'.
Some facts about the
Gray mouse lemur
Adult weight : 0.065 kg (0.143 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 18 years
Female maturity :243 days
Male maturity : 243 days
Gestation : 61 days
Weaning : 37 days
Litter size : 2
Litters per year : 1
Interval between litters : 73 days
Weight at birth : 0.006 kg (0.0132 lbs)