Red Ruffed Lemur

Red Ruffed Lemur


Varecia rubra

The Red Ruffed Lemur is only native to the rainforests of Masoala in the north-east part of Madagascar.  They are one of the largest primates of Madagascar, are characterized by their soft, thick, rust red fur on their body and are commonly found in groups of 2-16 individuals.  They are the only primates to give birth to a litter.

They are primarily frugivores (eat fruit) but also eat leaves and seeds.

Lifespan – Up to 25 years

IUCN Conservation Status – Critically Endangered