LEMURS

Just climbing the trees to find large spiders

Just climbing the trees to find large spiders

We chased lemurs through the spiny thicket for 3 hours while avoiding getting shredded by the spines found on practically every growing plant in the thicket. It was probably the best three hours of my life, as I got to watch lemurs eat (which is adorable), scratch their backs on the spines, sleep and spring from tree to tree. Oh-and on occasion, they would jump to the tree above our heads and peer curiously down at us-SO CUTE. They also looked like they would be really cuddly and soft. I’ll let you decide for yourselves from the pictures. We also took a night walk to see the nocturnal grey brown mouse lemurs and other cool fauna. (Note, if you click on the pictures they get bigger).

My french group that also doubles as my lab group and just some generally cool people.

My french group that also doubles as my lab group and just some generally cool people.

After three wonderful days in the spiny thicket, we packed up camp, danced with the locals under the moonlight in the zebu style and headed out to Berenty Natural Reserve to see some ringtailed lemurs and have a spectacular lunch. We also saw our first big boabab trees.

Beth, me, Meredith, Cam

Beth, me, Meredith, Cam

Everything was spiny and dangerous.

Everything was spiny and dangerous.

Lunch time for the Sifaka lemurs

Lunch time for the Sifaka lemurs.

I followed this dude around for three hours. We are bffs now.

I followed this dude around for three hours. We are bffs now.

Finally caught one mid jump!

Finally caught one mid jump!

It took me approximately 57689 tries to get a decent pic of this little guy. He just had so many branches to hide behind, plus is was dark and at night.

It took me approximately 57689 tries to get a decent pic of this little guy. He just had so many branches to hide behind, plus is was dark and at night.

Another nocturnal little guy. We saw him at Berenty.

Another nocturnal little guy. We saw him at Berenty.

Just after eating lunch on our way out of Berenty this little nugget stopped by to say hi.

Just after eating lunch on our way out of Berenty this little nugget stopped by to say hi.

Baby ringtailed lemur! Super cute and very curious

Baby ringtailed lemur! Super cute and very curious

 

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