Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hazuzu's Endangered Species

Hazuzu the Cat here... It is Caturday so I thought I would give my bro Louis a break and write on his blog. He is busy sleeping.I think he is dreaming about Cricket, the love of his life. 

I missed the Endangered Species Challenge, but I really wanted to join it, so I am glad that Louis has kept it open.  The endangered animal that I am writing about is the Pygmy Mouse Lemur.

Actually, I am much bigger than this little guy.
I decided to defend this little guy, even though he is sort of a kind of mousie. But he is a mousie that no kitties should ever touch.  Even though I am known in my 'hood as an excellent mouser, I would never hurt a pygmy mouse lemur.

Actually, he seems like mart mousie and part monkey. Whatever he is, he is a sweet little creature that should  be protected. 
I had to go to a forest in West Madagascar to find this species because he doesn't live anywhere else.
Here are the facts:
1. They are the smallest primates in the world. Each one is about the size of a teacup.  Its head and body are less than 2 1/2 inches long.
2. They are extremely rare. There are eight species of them, some of which were only discovered in the past few years.  
3.  They live in the trees and rarely leave their homes, sleeping all day and foraging for food at night.  Pygmy mouse lemurs are  omnivores.
4. Pygmy Mouse Lemurs live in female-dominated groups of about fifteen. The females hibernate during the dry season, during which time the males become more active.
5. These animals store fat in their hind legs and tails.
6. Pygmy Mouse Lemurs are endangered because of the illegal exotic pet trade but they are most threatened by the continual loss of the forests in which they live.
Thank you for reading about my endangered pygmy mouse lemur. I hope they can survive!



16 comments:

  1. Your wee lemur is such a cute guy.
    Oh I do so hope he and his kind have a safe and prolific future.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  2. I live in a female-dominated group too, BOL!

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  3. That Pygmy Mouse is a cute little creature.

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  4. What a great choice, Hazuzu!! He looks like a sweet little guy!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  5. Oooh, cool! We had never heard of them!
    Cammie!

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  6. Unfortunately there cuteness probably doesn't help them as people want them for pets.

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  7. Again we applaud you fur coming up with this super idea, Louis.
    Hazuzu did chews a Cutie.

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  8. We learned about a lot of animals on this event!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  9. Way to fill in for your brother, Hazuzu. And nice selection at that. Thanks for sharing about this fascinating little creature.

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  10. Lady can't think of what zoo she saw those in they are sure cute!

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  11. Crikey ...... they sure are cute, aye. They look a lot like our possums. I sure hope its not too late to save them. Hope Louis enjoyed his rest. You did a good job ..... for a CAT!!!!!!!

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  12. He is a cute little guy. We hope he is around a long time

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  13. They're kinda cute. I almost want one, but I think they'd be much happier out in the wild.

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