Vegetarian (from Volampeno 2009 unless otherwise noted)
Hands pick up food items (Hill 1953; Volampeno 2009)
Blue-eyed black lemurs are vegetarians. Their diet is diverse; 37 plant species belonging to 23 families are known to be exploited by these animals. The lemurs most often eat fruits and leaves, which they hold between their hands while using the cheek-teeth to chew off small bites.
Image credit: © D Haring/Duke Lemur Center. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission from the artist.
Schwitzer et al. (2013)