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Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur

Scientific nameMicrocebus berthae
DistributionCentral West Madagascar
Head-body length9 - 9,5 cm
Tail length13 - 14 cm
Body mass31 g
HabitatDry deciduous lowland forest from sea level up to 150 m
Food and Feedingfruits, gums, relies heavily on sugary insect excretions and animal matter during harsh dry season
Activity patternsnocturnal and arboreal
Social organizationsolitary
Mating systempromiscuous
Status (IUCN Red List)critically endangered
Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur. Photo: Manfred Eberle
Madame Berthe's Mouse Lemur, Microcebus berthae, Photo: Manfred Eberle