Lemur (Ring-tailed)

Ring-tailed lemur at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

What they look like

The ring-tailed lemur has a distinctive large bushy black-and-white striped tail. They have white faces with black ringed features and fluffy white ears. Their coat is otherwise grey with a white underbelly.

Animal facts

In lemur society, the females are in charge! They have the pick of the food and choose their mates.

What they eat

Plants, leaves, flowers, fruit, sap, bark and occasional insects.

Habitat

Dry open areas and forest.

Where they live

Southern Madagascar.

Threats

Habitat loss from fires, overgrazing by livestock, and tree cutting for charcoal production.

Population
Decreasing
Order
Primates
Family
Lemuridae