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I was very lucky this time at Jerusalem Zoo. I came precisely at the feeding time to Lemur's garden, so it was possible to take much closer look on animals, who are living in the small garden (not behind the bars) where visitors can enter freely. This one is Mongoose Lemur
(Other Names: Dredrika, Gidro, Komba, Lemur Mangosta, Lémur Mongoz, Maki Mongoz, Mongozmaki)
Eulemur mongoz (Lemur m., Lemur mongoz m.)
The mongoose lemur is a medium-sized lemur, about the size of a small house cat. Its head and body length is about 35 cm (14"), and it weighs about 2 kg (4.4 lb). It maintains a horizontal body posture and moves quadrupedally.

In Madagascar the mongoose lemur is found in dry deciduous forest and secondary forest. In Comoros it is found in humid forest. It is arboreal. During both the wet and the dry seasons, fruit appears to dominate the mongoose lemur diet. In the wet season, it is also known to feed on flowers, particularly those from the kapok tree. In addition, the mongoose lemur is extremely fond of nectar. More so than other lemurs, the mongoose lemur is active at different times of the day, depending on the season. During the wet months (December to April) there is considerably more diurnal and/or crepuscular (evening) activity. With the onset of the dry season in May, there is a shift towards nocturnal behavior.
And here you can see the enlaged baby mongoz.

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