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.
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.
Dry open areas and forest.
Where they live
Habitat loss from fires, overgrazing by livestock, and tree cutting for charcoal production.