Their diet consists of mostly fruit and leaves with the occasional insect
Native to Madagascar, they live in forests and rock canyons
A group of ring-tailed lemurs is called a TROOP
Ring-tailed lemurs have black and white striped tails which they for visual communication
There is no mistaking ring-tailed lemurs with their iconic stripey tails and bright orange eyes!
Ring-tailed lemurs are extremely agile, social animals which spend a lot of their time grooming each other. Their long, striped tails exceed the length of their body and help them keep their balance while moving around the forest – they also hold their tails in the air to make sure they don’t lose sight of each other!
Native to Madagascar, they live in groups communicating through loud distinctive calls which they use to warn of potential danger. Their opposable thumbs come in handy when navigating the forest helping them to grip branches and grab objects with ease.
During mating season, the females mate with several males and come into season on different days. This staggers their receptiveness to the males and ensures all the females have a good chance of successfully breeding.
Scent glands on males’ wrists mark their territory and are also used to have stink fights when competing for a female!
We’re working to protect wild lemur populations in Madagascar!
Most lemur species in Madagascar are facing severe population declines due to habitat loss and agriculture. We’re working in Mangabe New Protected Area to help protect these populations.