Head and body length: 28 - 30 cm, tail: 35 - 37 cm
800 - 967 g
Primary and secondary forest with bamboo stands or patches of defence bamboo vines
Bamboo's biggest fan? The gray bamboo lemur can certainly make a strong claim to the title, as its spends much of its time searching out the tastiest morsels of bamboo. Living in groups of two to seven, the smallest of bamboo lemurs uses scent markings and vocal displays to defend its home range from neighboring groups. Every new born is protected too with its mother carrying it in her mouth for the first few weeks. But no where in the forest is truly safe from the biggest threat the lemur faces: habitat loss and hunting.