Mouse Lemurs

Source:  Grey Mouse Lemur: Duke Lemur Center
Little Lemur 

My favorite primate is the adorable little Mouse Lemur.

Whether it is because it is so small that it seems to cry out for protection; because of those cute little beady eyes or just because it carries the name "mouse," I honestly do not know.

I just know that I think these tiny creatures are precious. I have no doubt you will find them quite precious too when you read the facts about Mouse Lemurs.

Mouse Lemurs

There are 8 known species of Mouse Lemurs. I say "known" because there really is very little known about Mouse Lemurs. The Grey Mouse Lemur, shown above in the photo in the introduction, is the largest known Mouse Lemur. The Pygmy Mouse Lemur is not only the smallest Mouse Lemur, but it is also the smallest primate in the world.  Sadly, these little babies are on the endangered species list.

They live in groups that are primarily females and they eat fruit, insects, flowers, and plants. They are not easy to spot since they are so small and actually live in the trees.

Mouse Lemurs are a protected species, but they are still illegally hunted and captured for the exotic pet trade.

The Right Way to Bring Home Your Own Mouse Lemurs!

Of course, everyone would like to have a little mouse lemur to love, but it is not in the best interest of the animal to remove them from their natural habitat. It is also illegal. This little plush animal offers a safe and happy way to bring home a Mouse Lemur!

 Brown Mouse Lemur, tree trunk in Madagascar Poster Print by Joe & Mary Ann McDonald (23 x 34)Check Price

A Few Interesting Facts About A Mouse Lemur

  • Weight: 1 - 4 ounces
  • Length: 2 - 5 inches
  • Life Span: 10 - 15 years
  • Nocturnal
  • Omnivorous
  • Inhabit the island of Madagascar
  • Endangered: Pygmy Mouse Lemur

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