Fast Fact Attack: Endangered Species No. 69 – Madame Berthe’s Mouse Lemur   Leave a comment

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another”
Mahatma Gandhi

This tiny, adorable primate, small enough to hold in the palm of one’s hand, is yet another innocent losing out to deforestation and hunting.  The species was named in honour of Professor Berthe Rakotosamimanana, one of the founding members of the  Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherche des Primates (GERP) –  a non-profit organisation based in Madagascar, pursuing scientific research and conservation of primates on the island.

Weighing in at no more than thirty grams, Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur is the smallest primate on the planet.  It has reddish-brown fur Madame Berthe's mouse lemur on top with paler underparts. Like all lemurs, it has a white stripe between the eyes and sports a dark line along the back.  Its overall length, including the tail which makes up…

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Posted 4 November, 2013 by Wolf is my Soul in No category / Okategoriserade

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