Collared Brown Lemur

Eulemur collaris

The last of its kind

The island of Madagascar was formed over 150 million years ago, providing a safe and isolated place for lemurs to evolve. Today, collared brown lemurs are one of the most endangered lemur species, with the biggest threat coming from slash-and-burn farming and from poaching.


  • Origin

    South-western Madagascar

  • Habitat


  • Diet

    Leaves, flowers, fruit

  • Status


  • Size


  • Weight

    2 kg to 2.5 kg

  • Gestation period

    120 days

  • Achievable age

    over 30 years

Threat Categories of IUCN

Furry raincoat

The lemurs’ long, thick fur is waterproof, impenetrable to even the heaviest downpour.

Did you know?

Tierpark Berlin’s first baby collared brown lemur was born in 2016.
Lemurs got their name because of their call, which reminded early explorers of the cry of Roman spirits called lemures.

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Opening hours

Today, 23. April
9:00 - 18:30
Last admission: 17:00
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Feedings & Trainings

  • Giraffe-Talk 12:30
  • Free-flight show 13:30
  • Penguin talk 14:30
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