Meet Madagascar's 'honey-coloured teddy bear'
With rounded features and a fluffy coat, Gerald Durrell's description of the Alaotran gentle lemur is very fitting! This highly threatened lemur is the only primate to live exclusively over water, hidden in the dense marshes surrounding Madagascar's largest lake, Lac Alaotra.
The lemurs are under threat from the illegal burning of their habitat for conversion to rice plantations and invasive species preventing the regeneration of remaining marshlands. We’re working with local communities in Alaotra to protect these unique primates and their precious habitat.
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Durrell works with local communities to protect Alaotran gentle lemurs and their precious wetland habitat
What we're doing to help gentle lemurs
Meet Alaotra Programme Manager Fidy Ralainasolo and learn about the work we're doing to protect the Alaotran gentle lemur and its precious wetland habitat.
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