Ring-tailed lemur - Primate with the face of a fox

lemur catta Like the Indri, the Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is a prosimian which inhabits Madagascar. This large island is among the most fascinating but also most endangered habitats. Madagascar was seperated from Africa at an early stage of the continental drift, resulting in an evolution of a unique flora and fauna. Favoured by the absence of higher primates, especially the prosimians and among those the lemurs evolved to a variety, which cannot be found elsewhere.

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Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands), Dublin Zoo (Ireland) and Minnesota Zoo (United States)

The Ring-tailed lemur is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the ringtailed lemur
A ringtailed lemur group is called a 'troop'.
Some facts about the
Ring-tailed lemur

Adult weight : 2.555 kg (5.621 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 37 years

Female maturity :595 days

Male maturity : 912 days

Gestation : 135 days

Weaning : 152 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.071 kg (0.1562 lbs)

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