We have finally arrived at the smallest primates in the world. The members of the cheriogalidae family include mouse and dwarf lemurs. Now, all lemurs are found on the island of Madagascar, which is off the eastern coast of Africa. Cheriogalids are both nocturnal and live their entire lives in the trees.
So begin my tales from Africa. I will be pulling entries from my journal I kept while I was there, so hopefully I can bring you, as a reader, as fully into the experience as I possibly can.
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Four days ago I was sitting at my college graduation in Dallas, and now, I am on an airplane. Granted there has been a flight in-between, I moved out of my house, back to Florida, and packed away my life into a giant backpack, but sitting here on this plane, it’s like I’ve just blinked.
Mireya Mayor discovered the smallest primate species before the age of 30, she has swum with giant squids, great whites, followed in the footsteps of Henry Morton Stanley during his expedition down the Congo River, been in a plane crash, chased by elephants and trekked to the most remote corners of the globe. She is a primatologist, and more importantly she is an explorer.