Golden Bamboo Lemur

Golden Bamboo LemurThe Golden Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur aureus) can only be found in the rainforests of the island of Madagascar where they live in small family groups with one male and one to two females. It has an average weight of 1.2 to 1.6 kgs. More or less, it is the size of a cat. The typical Golden Bamboo Lemur has short ears, full of hair. Their faces are black, eyebrows are bright yellow, and what about yellow underparts with pale orange underfur.

Arboreal in nature, they are also comfortable on the ground. Wherever they may be (up in the tree or down on the ground), they survive on bamboo: pith, shoots, viny parts and leaf bases, giant bamboo parts, bamboo grass.

Interesting fact: Golden bamboo lemurs eat about halve a kilo of bamboo every day, which contains 12 times the amount of cyanide lethal to most other animals.

Keywords: crepuscular , tail

The Golden bamboo lemur, golden lemur is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the golden bamboo lemur
A golden bamboo lemur group is called a 'troop'.
Some facts about the
Golden bamboo lemur

Adult weight : 1.455 kg (3.201 lbs)

Weaning : 135 days

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

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