Dwarf lemurs and mouse lemurs
Order : Primates
Family : Cheirogaleidae
Subfamily : Cheirogaleinae
Facts about the subfamily Cheirogaleinae, the dwarf lemurs and mouse lemurs
Microcebus rufus at RNP The easiest way to see mouse lemurs is to go to the banana feeding station
12 years Lifespan in Brown Mouse Lemurs is 6 to 8 years in the wild, but when they are in captivity they can reach 10 to 15 years with an average of 12 years in males (Nowak 1999). (Full text)
The European studbook for the Cheirogaleids (dwarf lemurs and mouse lemurs) is also kept by zoo staff. (Full text)
The mating system of the small-sized, strictly nocturnal grey mouse lemurs is still poorly understood, due to observational difficulties under natural conditions. (Full text)
Field sampling for small mammals such as mice or mouse lemurs is done with life traps (Hengstler-traps, Sherman-traps) using a grid of between 50 to 150 traps spaced about 25 meters apart.
We conclude that prey detection in these captive mouse lemurs is multi-sensorial with visual cues being of prevailing importance.
Dwarf lemurs are closely related to mouse lemurs. (Full text)
fat-tailed lemur Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemurs are one of the smallest lemurs. (Full text)
Mouse lemurs and dwarf lemurs are small nocturnal species found across virtually all habitats in Madagascar.
Animal Description: Dwarf Lemurs are among the smallest of prosimians!
During the rainy season (November through March) fat-tailed dwarf lemurs are very active, eating the plentiful food supply, mating and producing young.
Habitat and ecologyFat-tailed Dwarf Lemurs are found in both primary and well-established secondary forest (Martin, 1984).
The smaller mouse lemurs and dwarf lemurs are nocturnal, preferring to be active in the relative safety of nighttime darkness. (Full text)
Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemurs are one of the smallest lemurs. (Full text)
htm The Living Primates: The dwarf lemurs are nocturnal and highly arboreal.
Topics of Special Interest: The dwarf and mouse lemurs are similar creatures, however there are a few differences which we have tried to indicate in the data sheet.
Generally, the dwarf and mouse lemurs are about the same size as squirrels, with a tail about as long as the body. (Full text)
Mouse lemurs are found throughout the dry deciduous forests and spiny deserts of south and west Madagascar.
Mouse lemurs are among the smallest primates. (Full text)
Mouse lemurs are the most common primates on Madagascar, with as many as 400 individuals living in one square kilometer.
00 Order This / View Your Cart The mouse lemurs are from Madagascar and are the smallest primates in the world. (Full text)
Mouse lemurs are nocturnal and fairly common, you will be unlikely to see them during the day, but a night walk has a good chance of finding one or two, and you will hardly avoid seeing their eyes if you look for eyeshine.
The activities of gray mouse lemurs are seasonably variable.
All dwarf and mouse lemurs are vulnerable to habitat destruction caused by man and general global warming.