Animal picture of the day: crowned lemur and baby

Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com
November 06, 2011



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Female crowned lemur tackling a mango. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. .
Female crowned lemur tackling a mango in Madagascar's Tsingy stone forest. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.


Like all of the world's hundred-plus lemur species, the crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is only found on the island of Madagascar. They inhabit the northern tip of the island.

Named for a yellowish crown on their head, this species is active during the day and night, feeding on fruit and leaves.

Crowned lemurs are listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List: their remaining forest habitat is heavily fragmented. Meanwhile, individuals lemurs are sometimes illegally hunted for their meat.



Female crowned lemur with baby. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Female crowned lemur with baby. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.



A pair of crowned lemurs. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
A pair of crowned lemurs. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.



Baby crowned lemur peeking out. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Baby crowned lemur peeking out. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.



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CITATION:
Jeremy Hance
mongabay.com (November 06, 2011).

Animal picture of the day: crowned lemur and baby.

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