Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baby pictures at Nahampoana

Hi Everyone,
Yesterday we went to the Nahampoana Reserve, a small park with four species of habituated lemurs, just a 90 minute walk from our tent. I was pleased to get several good photos of the Verreaux's Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), Ringtailed lemur (Lemur catta), and Red-collared lemurs (Eulemur collaris), and though the bamboo lemur (same species as in the study, Hapalemur meridionalis) were very difficult to see, I tried to snap a few pics of them too. I was delighted to see at least one infant of the first three species as well!


  1. For those who are wondering, an infant primate often clings ventrally to his/her mother's belly, or rides on her back. Unlike marsupials (e.g., kangaroos, wallabies, etc), lemurs do not have a pouch on their belly-- the infants' hands and feet are just very strong!

  2. Haha this is exactly what I was going to ask, it definitely looks like its inside the mom. Very cool!