The Greater bamboo lemur lives in rainforests in eastern Madagascar. It gets its name from the fact that it is a very picky eater: it eats almost only bamboo. The Greater bamboo lemur has a waste not, want not attitude, eating every part of bamboo plants. They are very special as they are the only species in their genus.
Over the past few years, we’ve had some good news when it comes to Greater bamboo lemurs. In 2008 we thought that there were less than 100 left, but today their population is estimated at just over 1000. However, they are still listed as critically endangered. They are struggling to survive as their habitat is threatened. This is why we are working with Helpsimus
to protect their home and empower local communities to do so too.