As its name indicates this lemur feeds almost exclusively on grasses especially the giant bamboo or Volohosy (Cathariostachys madagascariensis), which contains cyanide, particularly in its growing shoots.[3]The golden bamboo lemur in the wild consumes enough cyanide daily to kill a human.

 As its name indicates this lemur feeds almost exclusively on grasses especially the giant bamboo or Volohosy (Cathariostachys madagascariensis), which contains cyanide, particularly in its growing shoots.[3]The golden bamboo lemur in the wild consumes enough cyanide daily to kill a human.