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Grey Mouse Lemurs

October 4, 2021

The gray mouse lemur is an adorable animal who recently gained popularity after the famous animated movie Madagascar came out. Currently, not much is known about this species of lemur. However, the few known facts tell us that this creature is fairly different from the rest of its kind. 

Fun Facts

  • The gray mouse lemur is considered a primate and should not be mistaken for a rodent, despite its title and physical appearance.
  • The mouse lemurs are the tiniest of the lemur species, with the grey mouse lemur being the biggest of them all.
  • They are mainly gray in color, in a variety of tones that go from bright to dark, with a little change in color during different seasons of the year.
  • Gray mouse lemurs mainly count on their senses to survive. They have excellent night vision capabilities and a sharp sense of smell.
  • Gray mouse lemurs are known to be nocturnal and arboreal creatures. In the daytime, they usually use leaf nests or hollow trees for rest. In the evening, they hunt for sustenance.
  • They may be described as independent but also quite social. Females usually sleep in groups which include about two to nine, while males rest on their own or in pairs.
  • Gray mouse lemurs are mostly insect-eating creatures. They sometimes eat the little reptiles, such as the chameleons and the tree frogs.
  • Vegetation, plants, flowers and berries are also a part of their food consumption.


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