Alaotran Bamboo Lemur Hapalemur alaotrensis /Hapalemur griseus alaotrensis

Alaotran Bamboo Lemur
Alaotran Bamboo Lemur
Bamboo Lemurs, also known as Gentle Lemurs, like all lemurs are native to Madagascar. The diet of most is primarily bamboo shoots. Despite the name "Gentle", they can be aggressive.
Alaotran Bamboo Lemur
Alaotran Gentle Lemur
Alaotran Bamboo Lemur
The Alaotran Bamboo Lemur, native to marshes of Lac Alaotra in northeast Madagascar, is also called the Lac Alaotra Bamboo or Gentle Lemur. Some authorities class it as a subspecies of the Eastern Lesser Bamboo Lemur, Hapalemur griseus.
Alaotran Bamboo Lemur
Alaotran Gentle Lemur
Alaotran Bamboo Lemur
The Alaotran Bamboo Lemur is the only Bamboo Lemur which does not eat bamboo shoots. It eats the papyrus reeds in which it lives and some grasses.
Alaotran Bamboo Lemur
Alaotran Gentle Lemur
Lac Alaotra Bamboo Lemur
It is has very small range, scattered population and is classified as Critically Endangered. Major threats include drainage of remaining marsh and rice cultivation around the lake.