Blue-eyed Black Lemur
Blue-eyed black lemurs, like all lemurs, are prosimians, which means they are closely related to monkeys and other primates. The blue-eyed black lemur is a subspecies of the black lemur.
Size: Head / Body Length 38 - 45cm
Weight: 2 - 2.9kg
Blue-eyed black lemurs are found in the dry forests and citrus plantations of western Madagascar.
These lemurs mainly eat fruit, leaves, flowers and occasionally invertebrates.
Blue-eyed black lemurs are pregnant for around 4½ months and usually one young is born. The infants are born dark in colour, with the females developing their lighter colouring at around 6 months old.
Blue-eyed black lemurs are critically endangered in the wild due to habitat loss through ‘slash and burn’ agriculture and logging. They are also hunted by humans for meat or fur and trapped for the pet trade.