Avahi or Western woolly lemurs
Avahi lemurs or Western woolly lemurs (Avahi occidentalis) Mother with infant.
Ankarafantsika Strict Nature Reserve, Western deciduous forest. MADAGASCAR
A medium-small lemur invariably seen climing vertically to trunks or branches. 560-650mm and weight: 700-900 grams. They have round faces and almost concealed ears. They are nocturnal and spend the day resting together in family groups - usually in dense foliage. The diet consists almost exclusively on leaves and young buds.
DISTRIBUTION: Restricted to western and north-western Madagascar.
THREATENED SPECIES due to habitat distruction and the fact that it has such a small distribution.
ENDEMIC TO MADAGASCAR