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The crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is a lemur that is 31–36 cm (12–14 in) long and weighs 2 kg (4.4 lb). Its tail is about 42–51 cm (17–20 in) long.
The crowned lemur is endemic to the dry deciduous forests of the northern tip of Madagascar.It eats a diet of mostly flowers, fruits, and leaves. The population is estimated to 1000–10,000 individuals as of 2004, most of which live within the Ankarana Plateau although there is also a population on the Montagne d'Ambre. This species has a distinctive brown-orange crown on the top of the head. Females have a gray body with an orange crown, and males are a darker reddish brown, crowned with black and orange.Crowned lemurs have a life span of approximately 20 years and reach sexual maturity after 20 months. They give birth usually in late September or early October, after a gestation period of 125 days.
The crowned lemur is in the order of Primates as it possesses characteristics such as pseudo-opposable thumbs, binocular vision and is highly intelligent. E. coronatus shares with others of the family Lemuridae long and slender limbs, a slightly longer nose, a smaller brain and a 'grooming comb' formed by the incisors and canine teeth.
The crowned lemur possesses a long non-prehensile tail used for balance when jumping from branch to branch and for communication within the closely knit, female-led social group.
This member of the genus Eulemur is primarily diurnal but has periods of feeding activity at night too.
Eulemur coronatus is thought to live exclusively in the northern region of Madagascar, ranging from the northernmost tip of the island, on the Cap d'Ambre Peninsula, extending south to the east bank of the Mahavavy River. Its range extends east, to the north of Sambava along the banks of the Manambato River.
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- [2019-02-25 17:41]
I wished to cover whole with its tail, nice shot and clearly sharp focused.
Very cute and nice capture.
Very nice details and excellent composition.
The clarity are amazing. Ass I see you find exceptional species in Madagascar.
Ciao Luciano, po' senti Srikumar che gli hai tagliato leaves coda anche a questo qui, fantastica creatura in gran posa, dettagli al top e splendida nitidezza, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
- [2019-02-26 6:48]
Nice photo of this Crowned Lemur. Not seen in Madagascar, when I was there. Not the best sharpness, but that's no problem. Beautiful natural colours.
- [2019-02-26 18:30]
Interesting and simple diet of this primate of distinctive eyes and uniform coat. Well caught.
- [2019-02-27 0:50]
Wow! A lovely portrait, indeed!
The expression in those eloquent eyes is really interesting.
L'animal est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Eulemur coronatus. La lumière rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Luciano 😢 tail! No doubt, beautiful species. Well captured with good details and colors.
Thanks and regards,