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Lemur (Coquerel's Dwarf)

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Mirza coquereli
Lemur (Coquerel's Dwarf)


They are found on Madagascar.


They live in the forest.

Body Traits

They are the smallest of the lemurs. They reach only about 5–11 inches long (12–27 cm) and weigh a pound or less (30–460 g). They have big eyes and pointed little noses. The nose, fingers and toes can be pink.


They are active at night (nocturnal).


They eat insects, fruit, leaves and flowers.


They are killed by snakes eagles, fossa and man.

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Females are pregnant 3-4 months (gestation). They have 2-3 babies in a safe nest.

Lifespan and/or Conservation Status

Unknown lifespan. They are listed as a "vulnerable" species.

Lemur (Coquerel's Dwarf)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Cheirogaleidae
Genus:     Mirza
Species: Mirza coquereli

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