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Eastern lesser bamboo lemur
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
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Lemuridae
Genus:
Hapalemur
Binomial name
Hapalemur griseus
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The grey bamboo lemur is also called the grey gentle lemur, or the eastern lesser bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus). This is the smallest of the bamboo lemurs. It lives mostly in bamboo forests in eastern Madagascar. It is normally active at dusk, eating bamboo leaves and shoots.

Appearance

Grey bamboo lemurs grow up to 1 foot (0.30 m) long and weigh up to 5 pounds (2.3 kg). The eastern lesser bamboo lemur has a dense, woolly coat that is grey to olive-grey on the upperparts, with chestnut-brown tinges on the head, shoulders, and sometimes the back.

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