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BiologyOnly short studies have been made of this lemur so far, and so relatively little is known of its behaviour and ecology (2). This nocturnal lemur sleeps during the day: in secondary forests, where large trees are rare, they roll into a small ball amongst foliage or on branches, but in primary forest they use tree holes (2). In some forests, they have even utilised purpose-made nestboxes put into trees (2). There is evidence to suggest that grey-backed lemurs return each night to a favourite sleeping place, often for 14 nights in a row (2). This largely solitary species feeds mainly on foliage, although they will also take fruit and bark (5). Very few details of the breeding behaviour of this species are known (2). Females produce a single young between September and November (5).