Sunday, April 11, 2010

New species? Giant mouse lemur

A "giant mouse lemur" is not exactly a giant, not at 300 grams, but it's all relative. It's big for a mouse lemur. WWF zoologists Louise Jasper and Charlie Gardner (who are, BTW, engaged to each other - it's always good when work and love go hand in hand) were on a night walk along a creek in Madagascar when they spotted an animal that was different in size, color, and behavior from the common mouse lemur. Its status as a separate species still requires confirmation.

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