MAMMAL MONDAY # 74
It’s just another Mammal Monday and we sure are happy about that! We’re hoping a plane and heading to that one of kind island, Madagascar! Grab your luggage, snacks and night goggles and let’s go meet…
MEET THE FAT TAILED LEMUR!
Diet: Omnivore: insects, flowers, fruits
Length/Weight: 7-10”/ 6 oz
Conservation Status: common
- Fat tailed lemurs store fat in their body and tails.
- Fat tailed lemurs go into a torpid state (period of slower metabolism and activity) during the dry season.
- They are arboreal (spend most of their time in trees).
- Fat tailed lemurs are one of the smallest members of the lemur family.
- They are nocturnal.
- They have a 15-20 year life span.
Fat tailed lemurs are so cute. It is so cool that they spend up to 6 months in an inactive state during the dry season. They live off the fat in their tails! Neat!