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Lemur

 

Lemur catta

Ring-tailed lemurs have coats of soft, thick, woolly fur. The fur on their body is brownish gray and their tails are ringed with white and black fur. Ring-tailed lemurs have leather-like pads on the bottoms of their feet that help them keep their grip on slippery surfaces. Their hind legs are longer than their forelegs.

Size
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The heads and bodies of ring-tailed lemurs are 15 to 18 inches long. Their tails are an additional 22 to 24 inches long. Ring-tailed lemurs weigh between five and eight pounds.

Population

10,000 to 15,000 Galapagos tortoises occur in the wild.

Lifespan

In captivity, ring-tailed lemurs can reach 30 years old.

Range

Ring-tailed lemurs occur in southern Madagascar, an island off the coast of southeastern Africa.

Habitat

Ring-tailed lemurs inhabit highland country and thinly wooded forests.

Food

Ring-tailed lemurs eat fruits, leaves, and occasionally insects.

Behavior

Although they are sometimes active at night, ring-tailed lemurs are primarily diurnal, meaning they are most active during the day. Lemurs live together in groups of approximately five to 22. There is no fixed leader in these groups, but the females dominate over the males. Each group has a fixed territory, and the territories of different groups do not overlap.
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