Fat-tailed Dwarf Lemurs @ Elams.Org
Greybar and Babette are the Fat-tailed Dwarf lemurs that used live with us. They are among the world's smallest primates. Since they are primates, they are genetically very similar to humans and very smart. Most of these pictures are of Greybar when he was two or three months old. Graybar was hand-raised and much more tame than his wife, Babette, who spent a bit more time on her Lemur Mother. Graybar liked to be rubbed under his chin. Greybar developed an unknown disease and despite Bobbie's efforts to nurse him through his illness, he passed away in 2004.
One problem is that fat-tailed dwarfs are an endangered species and very little is known about them. Dan even once corrected a scientific article that contained wrong information. When Greybar got sick, none of the other places in the country would accept him because there were (rightly) concerned about protecting their own small populations. They eat a steady diet of fruits, vegetables, and marmoset food. They are also nocturnal.