About the Ring-Tailed Lemur

Unlike other lemurs, the Ring-Tailed Lemur spends 40% of their time on the ground, moving quadrupedally along the forest floor. When they travel throughout their home range, they keep their tails raised in the air like flags, to keep the members of their group together. Within their groups, females are dominant, meaning they have preferential access to food and choice of mate.

Height Average 17" long plus 24" tail
Weight 5-7 pounds
Diet Leaves, flowers, insects
Gestation Period 4.5 months
Life Span Up to 16 years
Threats Natural predators, poaching, habitat loss

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