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johnweir

GREATER BAMBOO LEMUR. (RANOMAFANA). UPDATES REQUIRED.

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In 2013 we travelled to Madagascar visiting several wildlife sites in the central to southern regions of the island. It was very productive and we recorded 23 different lemur species/sub-species. Three fosa were also seen in Kirindy. However we left Ranomafana N.P. in low spirits as at that time we saw the last 2 Greater Bamboo Lemurs in the park, a male and his daughter. I believe either before we got there or shortly after we left a re-introduction programme was attempted to boost numbers, which ended in failure. Five ? were moved in from outside the park and either went missing or died. There appears to be little or no information available on the current status of the species in the park. We often reflect on the sad plight of the last two remaining individuals. There must be some members who have visited the park since 2013 and have some recent information. It would be great to get an update.

 

IMAGE: FEMALE GREATER BAMBOO LEMUR.(Prolemur simus). July 2013. Ranomafana N.P.

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