Fat-tailed dwarf lemur
Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs hibernate during the cool, dry season, surviving on the fat stored in their tail.
Although their lifespan in the wild is not known, in captivity fat-tailed dwarf lemurs live for 18 years.
Head and body length: 20cm, Tail length: 20cm, Weight: 142-217g (fluctuates greatly as stores are built up then depleted during hibernation).
Fat-tailed lemurs have grey upper-parts, with a lighter underside. They store fat in their tail.
Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs live in Madagascar.
They inhabit dry forests.
Fat-tailed dwarf lemurs feed on fruit, nectar, flowers, buds, beetles and chameleons.
They are solitary, but sleep in communal hollow-tree nests of 2-9 individuals. They move quadrupedally and are not agile leapers. Fat-tailed mouse lemurs are nocturnal.
After a gestation of 65 days, females give birth to 2-3 young from December to January.
This species is not listed by the 2000 IUCN Red List.