Tails From Myakka City: Mongoose Lemur Habitat

E. mongoz- Juanito & Lucas

Did you know? Mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz)are one of only two lemur species found outside of Madagascar.

E. mongoz- Josh

Mongoose lemurs can be found in the Comoros islands of Moheli and Anjouan as well as in northwestern Madagascar.  Their natural habitat is tropical dry deciduous forest but they can also survive well in secondary forest.

E. mongoz- Christina

Here at Lemur Conservation Foundation, the mongoose lemurs avoid the tall slash pines and instead move extensively through the live and laurel oaks and the secondary canopy of wax myrtle and gall berry.

About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.

Learn more about lemurs on our website at www.lemurreserve.org

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