Ring-tailed Lemur ©www.thinglink.com
Ring-tailed Lemur ©www.thinglink.com

Order Primates

Family Lemuridae

Scientific Name

Lemur catta

Thumbnail Description

The ring-tailed lemur is highly social, living in groups of up to 30 individuals

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 39 and 46 cm (15 and 18 in)

WEIGHT: 2.2 kg (4.9 lb)

TAIL: 56 and 63 cm (22 and 25 in)

Newborns:

WEIGHT: 70 g (2.5 oz)

Habitat

Deciduous forests, dry scrub, montane humid forests, gallery forests

Distribution

Madagascar

Diet

Tamarind tree, wood, earth, spider webs, insect cocoons, arthropods (spiders, caterpillars, cicadas and grasshoppers), small vertebrates (birds and chameleons)

Reproduction

1 – 2

Population

2,000

Lifespan

15 years avg. (27 years max.)

Speed

Unknown

Baby Name

Unknown

Home Range

6 and 35 hectares (15 and 86 acres)

Group Name

Troops

Predators

Madagascar harrier-hawk, fossa, Madagascar ground boa, Madagascar buzzard, small Indian civet

Sounds

Moan, wail, clicks

Behavior

Diurnal

Conservation Status

Endangered