avahi

avahi

noun
a genus of Indriidae 
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avahi

long-legged arboreal lemur of Madagascar. Avahis have short arms, a short muzzle, and a round head with small ears hidden in woolly fur. Nocturnal and vegetarian, they live in small groups in both rainforests and patches of dry forests, typically clinging vertically to the trees. Groups consist of a male, a female, and their young. Single young are born after about five months' gestation.

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