Sunda Flying Lemur
Symbiotic Relationships & Competition For Food
By: Rebecca Bradley
The Sunda flying lemur lives in the tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia. The lemur can glide up to 91 meters with losing minimal elevation. A tropical rainforest being so lush, seems to be the perfect habitat for any parasite looking for a host. The Sunda flying lemur is known to not be in any direct harm from a parasite.
Compitition For Food
The Sunda flying lemur has many different foods it eats. One of the main food source is figs. Many animals in the tropic rainforest region eat figs because there is an abundance for them such as the Palp Civet and monkeys. Because there is so many, the competition level is pretty low, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fights between animals on who gets the best fig. A study done by Katrina Beatson Sunda lemurs are very territorial when it comes to sleeping and food supply. They live alone or in small loosely connected groups. The lemur will mainly not share its food with anyone unless necessary within their group. The competition for food is not specific to any species if not in the small group of lemurs.
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