Red-Ruffed Lemur

Red-Ruffed Lemur

Scientific Name

Varecia rubra

Range

Masoala, the northeastern part of Madagascar

Habitats

Rainforest

What do they eat?

Shoots, leaves, figs

Status

Critically Endangered

Conservation Threats

Habitat loss, hunting

Fun Facts
  • They are the largest members of the family Lemuridae.
  • They live in groups of 2 to 16 individuals, although a group of 32 has been recorded.
  • Many hours are spent grooming each other. The teeth of the lower jaw form a toothcomb, which allows for thorough grooming.
  • Red-ruffed lemurs exhibit at least 12 different types of vocalizations.
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