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The Ring Tailed Lemur (Lemur catta)
Ring-Tailed Lemurs are easily recognizable by their long tails with alternating black and white stripes. Ring-Tailed Lemurs are small primates known as prosimians that have light brown or gray bodies, white undersides, and a black nose. They are found in the forests of Southern Madagascar and reach a weight of 5 to 8 pounds and a height of 15 to 18 inches (not including their 22 to 25 inch tails).

Active during the day, Ring-tailed Lemurs are social animals that live in groups of 5 to 30. Females spend their whole lives in the group that they are born into, but males often change groups several times during their lives. Ring-Tailed Lemurs are excellent leapers that nest in trees and love to sunbathe. Their diet consists of flowers, fruit, leaves and insects. They have a lifespan into the mid-twenties. Ring-Tailed Lemur populations have been decimated by habitat destruction.


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