Ring-tailed Lemur – Карельский зоопарк

Ring-tailed Lemur

Class: Mammalia

Order: Primates

Family: Lemuridae

Weight: 3.5 kg

Height: up to 46 cm

Body length: from 39 to 46 cm

Color: The back of the ring-tailed lemur is gray, sometimes with a pinkish-brown tint. The limbs are also gray, while the head and neck are dark gray. The tail is black and white.

Age of sexual maturity: 3-4 years

Gestation period: 130 to 144 days

Lifespan: up to 16 years

Habitat: Found only in the south and southwest of Madagascar

Diet: Fruits, leaves, flowers, herbaceous plants

Did You Know?

  • Lemurs are primarily nocturnal animals with large, round eyes.
  • They mainly live in trees and can move through the branches. Only a few species live on the ground.
  • The Latin word “Lemur” means “ghost of the night.”