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Order : Primates
Family : Lemuridae
Species : Varecia variegata
The Ruffed lemur is listed as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the ruffed lemurA ruffed lemur group is called a 'troop'.
Some facts about the
Adult weight : 3.67 kg (8.074 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 36 years
Female maturity :604 days
Male maturity : 608 days
Gestation : 99 days
Weaning : 112 days
Litter size : 2
Litters per year : 1
Interval between litters : 365 days
Weight at birth : 0.087 kg (0.1914 lbs)
Weight at weaning : 2.893 kg (6.3646 lbs)
Facts about the ruffed lemur
The red ruffed lemur is the most arboreal of the true lemurs.
The red ruffed lemur is a member
The one natural predator of the ruffed lemur is the fossa, a cat-like relative of the mongoose that specializes in hunting lemurs.
The red ruffed lemur is a member of the Lemuridae family, which includes 10 species in four genera.
The Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur is a distinctive primate known for its vocal communication through a complex system of alarm calls and its tufted ears and mane (its "ruffs").
The Black and white ruffed lemur is listed as endangered by the USDI (1980) and is on Appendix I of CITES.
Conservation: The rainforest climate of the Ruffed Lemurs are being rapidly depleted. (Full text)
Our Baby Ruffed Lemurs, are doing (Full text)
Black and white ruffed lemurs are endangered because people are cutting down their forest homes in order to grow food. (Full text)
Ruffed lemurs are not naturally found in the conditions shown and black-and-white ruffed lemurs are not found with red ruffed lemurs (Full text)
In general, the ruffed lemurs are most active in early morning and in the late afternoon/evening.
Like all lemurs, red ruffed lemurs are only found on the island of Madagascar.
Diet: Ruffed lemurs are mainly fruit eaters, though they also eat leaves and shoots. (Full text)More animals beginning with R