The chipmunkey inhabits scrub-lands throughout Madagascar. This extraordinarily rare and gluttonous primate has evolved to stuff itself to bursting, prior to its Summer hibernation, which Bunguin scientists have recently discovered is closer to a prolonged siesta.

The chipmunkey reposes into a torpid bliss for weeks at a time, and requires other kindly primates to carry it from danger. Captured here, for the first time on camera, this chipmunkey has relied upon a companionable lemur as a means to escape predation. Note its rounded cheeks, which brim with plenty. Bunguin scientists have yet to confirm the chipmunkey’s genetic relationship, if any, to the hummster.



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