The Hairy-eared dwarf lemur is a small lemur that shares characteristics with mouse lemurs and is extremely rare. Up until the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur species was known exclusively from only 5 individual specimens held in museums. Currently the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur is classed as endangered due to habitat loss from deforestation and from being considered a food source by locals. The preferred habitat of the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur is that of humid rain forests and the Hairy-eared dwarf lemur can be found in lowland forests and higher up, generally not exceeding 1, meters.
The fat-tailed dwarf lemur is the only primate in the world known to hibernate for an extended period of time. Interbout arousals tend to occur every days during hibernation. Its body temperature drops, too, and becomes driven by the ambient temperature of the environment. Afterward, the animal drops back into torpor.
Earth's Endangered Creatures lists endangered plants and animals of the world that are threatened with extinction. It is split into 11 parts--seven of which are the seven continents of our planet and also an Oceanic, Middle East, and Central America category. Hawaii is the endangered species capital of the world and has been individually categorized. Be sure and visit this section as well when searching for North American endangered species. View Article.
The dwarf lemurs are the lemurs of the genus Cheirogaleus. All of the species in this genus, like all other lemurs, are native to Madagascar. Their heads are globular compared to the fox-like heads of the lemurs, but their muzzles are more pointed than those of the hapalemurs.