Ring tailed LemurDC_Web_172017-08-02T11:42:00+00:00
The hierarchy within the ring tailed Lemur family is dominated by a solitary female who controls the group.
Habitat: Dry forest and bushland
Diet: Fruit, leaves, flower and tree sap.
Lifespan: Up to 30 years
Average Size: Weight: Up to 2.25 kg., Height: 42 cm
Ring tailed Lemurs are a small primate with a conspicuous black and white banded tail. Males have a fingernail- like spur near each wrist that emits a strong scent for marking territories. They are the most terrestrial of all lemurs, spending a great deal of time on the ground instead of trees. When territory or other disputes take place within a society, female lemurs always win. Lemurs are often seen in a “sun worshipping” posture, sitting facing the sum to warm themselves. Sunning is often a group activity with up to 30 individuals involved at any one time.