Ring-Tailed Lemur
Ring-Tailed Lemur
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THE RING-TAILED LEMUR GETS ITS NAME FROM ITS LONG, BLACK- AND WHITE- STRIPED TAIL, ITS MOST NOTABLE PHYSICAL FEATURE.

These lemurs live in groups of 17 lemurs on average. The groups are called troops and are led by one dominant female. During mating season, the male lemurs show their dominance by attempting to stink more than any of the other male lemurs.

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FACTS & COUNTERS
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Average Size
18-22 inches
5-8 pounds
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Native Region
Madagascar
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Eating Habits
Fruit, leaves, flowers, tree bark, sap
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CONSERVATION STATUS
Endangered
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Where are they at the Zoo?
The Ring-Tailed Lemurs are located in the Forest Exhibit
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Ring-tailed Lemur Troop Grows by Two!
Ring-tailed Lemur Troop Grows by Two!

Our lemur troop has grown by two, as Bree gave birth to twins on March 14! Although the genders are...