About the Black-And-White Ruffed Lemur

Blesboks have a similar physical shape to rams and ewes. Humans, lions, leopards, African wild dogs, spotted hyenas, and cheetahs are the adult Blesbok's primary predators. Jackals and eagles have been known to attack calves. The Blesbok is both farmed and hunted for its skin and meat and for trophies.

Height 20-22 inches (plus 24-26 inch long tail)
Weight 6.6 to 10 pounds
Diet Fruits, seeds, leaves, nectar
Gestation Period 3-4 months
Life Span Up to 19 years
Threats Habitat loss, hunting

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