Breakfast Male Lemur
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Mouselemur Gallery:

Grey Mouselemur Grey Mouselemur
photo © N. Garbutt

M. griseorufus juvenileM griseorufus juvenile
photo © G. Davis

Microcebus murinus feeds on eupMicrocebus murinus
photo © H. Rambeloarivony

Fort Hare University Department of Zoology /  Dr. Fabien Génin

Fabien Génin has worked extensively on social behavior, energetics, and thermoregulation of red-and-grey mouselemurs, Microcebus griseorufus in the spiny forest at Berenty. His student Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony is also doing research at Berenty.


photo of M. griseorufus © Russell Mittermeier


Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony - profile


Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony began research at Berenty as an undergraduate, studying the ranging and feeding behavior of a gallery forest troop of ringtailed lemurs under the supervision of Hantanirina Rasamimanana and Anne Mertl-Millhollen.

  Hajarimanitra Rambeloarivony    

He subsequently studied feeding behavior and seasonal fur changes in two ringtailed troops affected by leucaena-caused Bald Lemur Syndrome. He then became Forest Manager at Berenty, responsible for removing invasive sisal and cissus. He is currently studying for his PhD on grey and red-and-grey mouselemur ecology and behavior, supervised by Fabien Génin.


Haja © Cyril Rouso,

Haja with Sifaka