Lemurs are dull brown with white cheeks. The head and body
length is 300-450 mm with tails about the same length. They
have soft fur with a pronounced ruff around the neck and ears.
They are arboreal, using all fours to run and leap among branches.
They are mostly diurnal but some specific groups are nocturnal
in Madagascar and Comoros.
diet of the mongoose lemur mostly consists of fruits, flowers
permanently bonded pairs have been observed with no more than
two young. Vocalizations are well developed with greeting
calls, territorial expression, threats, and alarms. Mongoose
lemurs mate from April to June with gestation of about 4.5
months. Births occur just before the rainy season. Usually
there is one young, but sometimes twins are born. The infant
clings to the mother's underside the first four weeks and
then move to a spot on her back.
are found in NW Madagascar, between Majunja and Betsiboka;
Anjouan, and Moheli (Comoro Isls).