An exotic animal seen in a forest in Seine-et-Marne, “it is peaceful, does not attack but can bite if you try to catch it”

An exotic animal seen in a forest in Seine-et-Marne, “it is peaceful, does not attack but can bite if you try to catch it”
An exotic animal seen in a forest in Seine-et-Marne, “it is peaceful, does not attack but can bite if you try to catch it”

Today, the lemur is an endangered species, particularly threatened by deforestation, illegal trafficking, globalization, etc.

A lemur in a forest in Seine-et-Marne

Usually, early in the morning in the national forest of Jouy-le-Châtel (Seine-et-Marne), a walker can come across various birds, squirrels, hares according to the Regional Biodiversity Agency… but not on lemurs, a primate that is generally observed on the island of Madagascar.

And yet, it is this animal, exotic to say the least, which was reported in this forest of Seine-et-Marne this Tuesday, May 28, 2024, by a manager of the French Biodiversity Office of Seine-et-Marne.

An incongruous encounter

She then went to work and was far from suspecting the discovery she was going to make on the forest path. We do not yet know the reason for the presence of this lemur in this forest, so far from its country of origin.

However, once captured, it is likely that it will be entrusted to the Lumigny-Nesles-Ormeaux animal park. To do this, the different means of action are currently being debated between the OFB and the National Forestry Office (ONF).

If you approach it, be careful: danger!

In the meantime, walkers are advised not to approach it. “It is peaceful and does not attack, but it can bite if you try to catch it” explained a Source close to the matter, according to information from -. Better not to take any risks and call the gendarmerie, who will pass the information on to the OFB.

If in Madagascar the lemur fears the fossa, large snakes or certain species of birds, in this forest of Seine-et-Marne, the only predator of this large lemur is the fox. According to the IUCN Red List, 6 species of lemurs are currently classified “critically endangered”.

Source: News

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