Blogging Through the Alphabet ~ “G” for Grey Mouse Lemur #abcblogging

Ben and Me

Joining up with Marcy over at Ben & Me for “Blogging through the Alphabet” and super excited to do so!

Since our family has a general love and appreciation for all the animals the Lord has created…I am going to attempt to “Blog through the Alphabet” using animals. Here is what we have done so far:

A for Alpaca

B for Bearded Dragon

C for Crocodile

D for Donkey

E for Elephant Shrew

F for Fennec Fox

And now…G for Grey Mouse Lemur…another one I ran across that was so cute it needed to be investigated (although this one is “so ugly it is cute” LOL).

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These little primates are found on the island of Madagascar in Africa. And are one of the smallest primates in the world.

Grey mouse lemurs inhabit native tropical woodlands and forests where they spend the majority of their lives nesting in the trees. They rest in trees! (not on the ground…guess that’s part of why they are a primate!)

It is a nocturnal animal – sleeping during the day and awake during the night.

It is the largest species of mouse lemur found in the forests of Madagascar growing to lengths of nearly 30cm.

They rest in trees with several other grey mouse lemurs but they hunt alone. Their diet mostly consists of insects but they will also eat Fruits, nuts, berries, shoots and the occasional passing rodent.

Grey Mouse Lemurs breed during September and October with a gestation of about two months. Then two to three babies are born which are cared for by mom until they are old enough to be independent.

Their life span is 3 – 8 years.

The grey mouse lemur is considered to be a threatened species mainly due to habitat loss caused by drastic deforestation across the island.

I hope you have learned some fun things about the Grey Mouse Lemur! Come back next week to see what interesting animal we discuss for the letter H!

Here’s praying we all have fun learning!

 

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3 thoughts on “Blogging Through the Alphabet ~ “G” for Grey Mouse Lemur #abcblogging

  1. Mary Lou June 9, 2014 at 11:20 am Reply

    This one is so ugly it is indeed cute! I am sure that my daughter would like one for a pet. 🙂

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  2. LV June 9, 2014 at 3:29 pm Reply

    Ooooo. Lemurs!! My kids love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Stacie June 10, 2014 at 8:56 am Reply

    I really love your theme for blogging through the alphabet. These little guys look cute.

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