Black & White Ruffed Lemur

INTRODUCTION

Black-and-White lemurs are the loudest of the Lemur species. They are the second loudest primate in the world only to be out-competed by the Howler Monkey.

The lemurs thick coat helps them to keep warm in he Madagascan mountain forest, up to heights of 3900 feet (this is significantly higher than Skiddaw). We have a mixed group of Lemurs here at the park and successfully breed this critically endangered species most years. We cooperate with other zoos and parks in the management of this species.

You may see their relatives at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Varecia variegata

Status:

Critically Endangered

Size:

Head & body length 50 cm

Weight:

Up to 3.6kg

Life Span in Wild:

Up to 19 years

Habitat:

Primary Rainforest

Diet:

Herbivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Fruit, seeds, leaves & nectar

Where Do I Live?

East Madagascar

Do I Have Any Predators?

Fossas, Humans, Birds of Prey

How Do I Live?

Diurnal & Arboreal

Why Am I Endangered?

Critically Endangered due to deforestation and hunting for bush meat

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