eastern woolly lemur ( Avahi laniger), also known as the eastern avahi or Gmelin's woolly lemur, is a species of woolly lemur native to eastern Madagascar, where it lives in humid forests. This nocturnal animal weighs 1.0–1.3 kg and reaches a length of 27–29 cm with a tail of 33–37 cm. Its diet consists mainly of leaves and buds. [4 ]
Eastern woolly lemurs live in monogamous pairs together with their offspring.
Other lemur species that live in the same rainforests as eastern woolly lemur are the
diademed sifaka ( Propithecus diadema) and the red-bellied lemur ( Eulemur rubriventer). In southeastern rainforests, sympatric lemur species of A. meridionalis are the brown mouse lemur ( Microcebus rufus), the greater dwarf lemur ( Cheirogaleus major), the fat-tailed dwarf lemur ( Cheirogaleus medius) and the collared brown lemur ( Eulemur collaris) in Sainte Luce Forest, and the [5 ] southern lesser bamboo lemur ( Hapalemur meridionalis) in Mandena Forest. [6 ]
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