Red Ruffed Lemur

Red Ruffed Lemur

RED RUFFED LEMUR

Varecia rubra

  • Native to: The Red Ruffed Lemur is only native to the rainforests of Masoala in the north-east part of Madagascar.
  • Diet: They are primarily frugivores (eat fruit) but also eat leaves and seeds.
  • Lifespan: Up to 25 years.
  • IUCN Status: Critically Endangered.
  • Fun Facts: 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.

 

 

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December 18, 2014

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