Mongoose Lemur Eulemur mongoz of Madagascar

DISTRIBUTION: Dry forest in the northern part of western Madagascar. Also introduced to the Comoros.
ID: Found alongside the similar Brown Lemur (page 48) in Ankarafantsika NP. Mongoose Lemur is paler and greyer overall, and shows strong white patches on the snout, whereas Brown Lemur has an all-black face.
VOICE: Fairly quiet. Gives a long, pig-like snore, and a rasping hiss.
BEHAVIOUR: Generally similar to other Eulemur species, although found in smaller groups and generally less conspicuous. Young are born in October.
WHERE TO SEE: Fairly common in Ankarafantsika NP. Watch the mango trees around the park headquarters, both during the day and at night.


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