black and white ruffed lemur ©www.edmonton.ca
black and white ruffed lemur ©www.edmonton.ca

Order Primates

Family Lemuridae

Scientific Name

Varecia variegata

Thumbnail Description

They are the largest living members of the family Lemuridae. They feed on over 80 to 132 different plant species

Size and Weight

BODY-LENGTH: 100 to 120 cm (3.3 to 3.9 ft)

WEIGHT: 3.1 and 4.1 kg (6.8 and 9.0 lb)

Habitat

Rainforests

Distribution

Madagascar

Diet

Fruits (Canarium, Cryptocarya, Ocotea, Ravensara, Ficus), leave, seeds

Reproduction

Unknown

Population

500

Lifespan

36 years (captivity)

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

Unknown

Group Name

Unknown

Predators

Henst’s goshawk, fossa, ring-tailed mongoose, brown-tailed mongoose

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Diurnal

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered