Microcebus rufus - Microcebus rufus The Microcebus rufus,...

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Microcebus rufus The Microcebus rufus, more commonly known as the brown mouse lemur, may not appear to look like a primate, but does in fact belong to the Cheirogaleidae family of Lemuriformes (Atsalis p. 2). Weighing about two ounces and measuring at four to five inches in length, the brown mouse lemur may be one of the smallest living primates at this time (Encyclopedia of Animals p. 1). The Microcebus rufus has many distinct characteristics that make it unique from any other primate. All brown mouse lemurs live in the northern and eastern areas of Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa (Esser p. 1). They occupy primary and secondary forests and also populate secondary bamboo forests and rainforests located on the coast of Madagascar (Esser p. 1). Not only do these lemurs live in the natural wild, but they also are protected in areas such as the Montagne d’ Ambre National Park, Ranomafana National Park, Marojeiy Nature Reserve, and Zahamena Nature Reserve (Esser p. 1). Mouse lemurs are considered to be at risk of endangerment because of the rapid
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