A photographer quickly captured the moment the lemur failed to steal the camera from the large tree.
Photographer Lucas Bracali said he was surprised when he saw lemurs, native to Madagascar, leap from trees to grab the camera. “I was taking a picture of the lemur when it tried to steal my camera. It was hanging upside down on a tree and reached out for the camera. I can’t believe what happened! “Lucas shared.
The photo taken in Andasibe National Park shows the dazzling lemur staring at the camera lens. His actions can come from curiosity about foreign objects. According to the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina, United States, lemurs are among the most endangered mammals in the world.
Lemurs are primates endemic to Madagascar with 100 species remaining. Lemurs feed mainly on fruits and leaves. In addition, they also eat flowers, insects, herbs, rotten wood, bark, and even sap. Lemurs spend most of their time living in tall trees. When threatened, they use their claws to attack. This animal can live up to 18 years in the wild. Currently, 95% of lemurs are on the verge of extinction due to hunting.