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Hi everyone, thank you so much for following this collection! I've decided to combine future posts into my The Wild in Wildlife collection, linked below, which will now include everything that was in Lemurs of Madagascar and Wild Brazil (but not Antarctica, which will remain on its own for the time being). I won't move older posts out of this collection for now, so you can always browse the history. Thanks again for visiting!

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Stumped

Don't worry, he'll figure it out soon! I thought this guy was funny, a Gray bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus), also sometimes called the Eastern lesser bamboo lemur. We had some great views in the Andasibe-Mantadia region, where they were fairly accustomed to having people traipsing through. Like most of Madagascar's lemurs, these guys are threatened by habitat loss, and the species is considered Vulnerable by the IUCN.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; I sell prints and other photo products at
http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).
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Stuck?

This baby brown lemur was gleefully bouncing and flopping through the trees, learning to climb; every now and then a parent had to come help him out. From the Andasibe-Mantadia region, this is either a common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus), a red-fronted brown lemur (Eulemur rufifrons), or possibly even a hybrid; like most lemur species, both are considered Near Threatened by the IUCN due to habitat loss.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday )
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Night Sighting

We were very fortunate to see this Pale Fork-marked Lemur (Phaner pallescens) on a night walk in the Kirindy Forest. These guys are considered Endangered by the IUCN, and are so little-known that their entire Wikipedia entry is one short sentence.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints and other photo products available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ; +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson #hqspanimals ; #Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday )
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The Lookout

This woolly-looking Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) was keeping an eye on the paparazzi while his friends went wandering through the trees for breakfast.  Photographed in the Berenty Reserve; pretty much all of the lemurs are considered endangered due to habitat loss, though there are a few spots like this one where they are reasonably well protected locally.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman#africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia ( +Animalia ) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).
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A Rare Breed

What if the 50 or 100 people you knew on Facebook were the only people in the whole world?  That's a bit what life is like for this Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus), one of the world's rarest animals -- compared to this guy, snow leopards and mountain gorillas are a dime a dozen.  We had a chance to spend some time watching a small group in Ranomafana National Park, but we didn't ask if we could join them for lunch; those bamboo shoots are laced with cyanide, and nobody's quite sure how they metabolize it.  For more info, see also an earlier post of mine at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexLapidus/posts/ZbzfVfxqy8U .

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman#africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia ( +Animalia ) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).
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Prima Ballerina

Where else in Africa can you be treated to morning at the ballet?  This beautiful Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi) danced her way across the Berenty Reserve for us.  Fortunately, Berenty offers good habitat for these and other lemurs, but overall this species is endangered along with essentially all of Madagascar's lemurs due to habitat loss and the decline in key trees and plants that they need for their diet.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For #africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia ( +Animalia ) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).
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Guess Who's Coming to Breakfast

Morning at the Berenty Reserve, and don't expect to eat your breakfast alone -- the Ring-tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) are ready and waiting to see what fruit might be left unguarded.

My whole Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman; #africantuesday African Holiday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ;  #hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Andy Smith +Nicol Eh +Shannon Adelson ; #Animalia ( +Animalia ) created by +Adelphe BACHELET ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).
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I Can See Right Through You

And I know if you're harboring fruit or not...  This is the tiny Brown Mouse Lemur (Microcebus rufus), photographed in Ranomafana.  They seem to be doing well in the park, but, like all of Madagascar's lemurs, the species is extremely vulnerable to habitat loss.  I have tons more Brazilian wildlife to show you, but I can't neglect my lemurs :-).

My Madagascar album is at https://plus.google.com/photos/+AlexLapidus/albums/5933913563025170673 ; prints available at http://www.alexlapidus.com .


For +Liz C and +Lora Lee Chapman#africantuesday ( +African Tuesday ) with +Morkel Erasmus , +Dick Whitlock and +Grobler du Preez ; #africanature ( +AFRICANature ) with the addition of +Berndt Weissenbacher , +Wayne Marinovich and +Anette Mossbacher ; #wildlifewednesday with +Mike Spinak and +Morkel Erasmus ; #wholewildlifeweek with +Sandy Schepis +Dick Whitlock  +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Whole Wildlife Week ) ; #threatenedthursday with +Sandy Schepis +Sumit Sen +Anette Mossbacher and +Diego Cattaneo ( +Threatened Thursday ) ;  +HQSP Animals curated by +* +Andy Smith and +Alejandro J. Soto #hqspanimals ; #monkeymonday with me and +Jetski ( +Monkey Monday ).
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