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Madagascar is known for its wonderful, unique and exotic flora and fauna. The lemurs of Madagascar easily endear themselves to visitors who come to this fascinating island in the Southern Indian Ocean region. Many of the images below relate to a young gray bamboo lemur orphaned on Madagascar's east coast, but found and brought into Ivoloina Park, a lemur zoological park and rehabilitation centre located near Toamasina on Madagascar's east coast.
Photo Count: 19
First Published: 1/16/2016
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1. Cute young Gray Bamboo Lemur. Gray Bamboo Lemurs (Hapalemur griseus griseus) lives in the forests of eastern Madagascar. They are the smallest of the bamboo lemurs. Its diet consists mostly of new bamboo shoots and leaf bases. It may also eat other young leaves or grass stems
2. Alena smiling with Bamboo Lemur on neck. Young Gray Bamboo lemur (Hapalemur grisesus griseus) resting on the neck of Alena, her caretaker friend
3. Baby Gray Bamboo Lemur feeding. This orphaned Gray Bamboo Lemur tries eating some supplementary banana to build up its strength. When it is an adult it prefers to eat green bamboo as its main food source. Hapalemur griseus griseus are found in the east coast forests of Madagascar.
4. Tired Hapalemur baby rests on caretaker's neck. After playing hard, this orphaned Gray Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) hunkers down to catch some sleep on her caretaker's shoulder. These cute lemurs are the smallest of the bamboo lemurs and live in the forests of eastern Madagascar.
5. Cute orphaned Gray Bamboo Lemur. This cute Gray Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) was rescued from a local market and then handfed until strong enough to leave at the local Zoological park at Ivoloina, eastern Madagascar
6. Smiling Hapalemur griseus griseus. This young Gray Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) looks so happy and contented on her caretaker's arm that she is smiling for the camera. Originally orphaned on Madagascar's east coast, she is now being raised at the Ivoloina Zoological Park.
7. Baby Hapalemur asleep on caretaker's neck. This young Gray Bamboo Lemur sleeps peacefully on the neck of its human caretaker. The Hapalemur was resecued as an orphan and is now living at the Ivoloina Zoological Park at Toamasina, on Madagascar's east coast.
8. Cute young Hapalemur with caretaker. A young orphaned eastern gray gentle bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) sits on the shoulder of a caretaker, Madagascar
9. Happy Hapalemur!. This young Gray Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) enjoys a good scratch. When someone would scratch along her sides or near her underarms, she would quickly lift her arm up high as if to say, "Oh, that feels wonderful... Do it again!"
10. Surprised Malagasy Aye aye!. The humorous look of surprise on this Aye Aye was captured on film at the instant the flash was triggered while it was yawning. This nocturnal animal is an Aye Aye, native to Madagascar and unique in the world.
11. Young Gray Bamboo Lemur on childs arm. This young Gray Bamboo lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) was originally found when being sold in a market on the east coast of Madagascar. She was rescued and brought to the Ivoloina Zoological Park at Toamasina to be hand-raised.
12. Young Bamboo lemur hanging out. This young Gray Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) is found in the forests along the east coast of Madagascar where it lives primarily on bamboo shoots, supplemented by young leaves or grass stems or even fruits.
13. Hapalemur on face. This young orphaned Gray Bamboo Lemur (Hapalemur griseus griseus) thinks nothing about climbing all over Alena, her caretaker, as if she were her own mother. Young lemurs usually ride on their mother's body until they are too big for doing so.
14. Three girls observing Black and White Ruffed Lemur in tree. A young free-ranging Black and White Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata variegata) sitting in a tree provides an ideal opportunity for Alena, Kathrina and Pamela to observe one of these beautiful lemurs up close.
15. Face-off between 3 humans and 3 lemurs. It's hard to tell who was more interested in whom! Alena, Kathrina and Pamela came across these friendly Crowned Lemurs (Eulemur coronatus) while walking around the grounds of the Ivoloina Zoological Park in Toamasina, Madagascar.
16. Aye Aye. Aye Aye and caretaker
17. Inquisitive Aye Aye . Inquisitive Aye Aye, Daubentonia madagascariensis
18. Listening Aye Aye. Listening Aye Aye
19. Aye Aye. The bizarre-looking Aye Aye, (Daubentonia madagascariensis)
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