Mongoose Lemur

STATUSCritically Endangered

COMMON NAME (SCIENTIFIC NAME)Eulemur mongoz

DIETFruits, flowers, leaves

RANGENorthern Madagascar

HABITATForest

Mongoose Lemur

Mongoose lemurs are native to Northwestern Madagascar. Every species of lemurs is endangered due to being endemic only to Madagascar and several surrounding islands. They are highly susceptible to habitat threats. Slash-and-burn agriculture has affected their population numbers, fragmenting forests has prevented populations from mingling.

Mongoose lemurs will shift their activity level depending on the season. During the hot dry season, they are primarily nocturnal. During the wet season, they are more diurnal. This ability is referred to as being cathemeral.

Mongoose lemurs are important pollinators due to their preference for flowers. Their diet also consists of fruits and leaves.