|Source: Grey Mouse Lemur: Duke Lemur Center|
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.
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!
A Few Interesting Facts About A Mouse Lemur
- Weight: 1 - 4 ounces
- Length: 2 - 5 inches
- Life Span: 10 - 15 years
- Inhabit the island of Madagascar
- Endangered: Pygmy Mouse Lemur
Learn How to Draw Mort the Mouse Lemur from Penguins of Madagascar
- How to Draw Mort the Mouse Lemur from Penguins of Madagascar
Step by step instructions to draw Mort the Mouse Lemur from Penguins of Madagascar
Mouse Lemur Coloring Pages
- Mouse Lemur on the Tree coloring page
Printable coloring page featuring a Mouse Lemur
- Funny Lemur in a tree coloring page
Printable coloring page
- Lemur coloring page
Cute little lemur from Animal Coloring pages
- Madagascar coloring page
This coloring page features animals from Madagascar