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The red ruffed lemur is a very clean animal and spends a lot of time grooming itself and each other. The lower incisors (front teeth) and the claw on the second toe of the hind foot are specially adapted for this behaviour.
The red ruffed lemur lives 15–20 years in the wild. In captivity, 25 years is not uncommon. It is a diurnal animal, and most active in the morning and evening. Our 2 Red Ruffed lemurs are Buffy and Willow. They are sisters, born in 2007, and came to us from Chester zoo.
They are here as part of a European breeding program and part of this require single sex groups to be established.