Friday, November 1, 2013

Creature Feature #17: Angwantibo

The angwantibo, or potto, is the mainland cousin to the lemurs. His large round eyes indicate his nocturnal nature. He has a good sense of smell and stalks his prey - caterpillars or fruit - before striking it with a lightning quick pounce. He is solitary, although his territory will cross that of several females.

His longer snout and round ears give him the German nickname of barenmaki - "bear lemur".

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