Endemic Species of Madagascar
Mouse Lemur, Radiated Tortoise and Flat-Tailed Gecko
By Alyssa Timmons
Description of the Area
Information About Organisms
Mouse lemurs live on the coast of Madagascar and in the forests. Mouse lemurs usually stay in the trees of the dry forest. The mouse lemur is an omnivore it mainly eats fruit, berries, flowers, nectar, and insects. The mouse lemurs predators are owls and snakes. During reproduction the male will make trill noises and gently brush her fur. The reproduction is finished when the female starts making trilling sounds along with the male.
The radiated tortoise is an herbivore. The radiated tortoise eats plants and lemur feces and fruits. The radiated tortoise lives in a spiny forest. During reproduction the male tortoise gets on top of the female tortoise and makes cow-like noises. The only thing that is really a threat to the radiated tortoise is humans. Some humans hunt them for food and others capture babies and sell them at pet auctions.
The flat-tailed gecko lives on the the islands in dense tropical jungles. The flat-tailed gecko is a carnivore it's main food is insects, spiders, and worms. The flat-tailed geckos main predators are owls, eagles, snakes, and mice. The male flat-tailed gecko puts its tail underneath the female flat-tailed gecko. They are done whenever the males tail swells and/or gets bigger.http://a-z-animals.com/animals/leaf-tailed-gecko/
The mouse lemurs face is similar to the face of an actual mouse and it is close in size. The rest of the Mouse Lemurs body is more like a lemur especially, with the belly
The radiated tortoise like many other turtles has a very hard shell. Unlike other turtles though the Radiated Tortoises shell looks smoother making predators think its softer, but its not.
Compared to other geckos the flat-tailed gecko has a very small tail. [in length] Also the flat-tailed gecko is alike most geckos because they camouflage very well.