Ring-Tailed Lemur

Lemur catta

Smells like trouble …

The black and white ring-tail is their trade-mark –and very useful: When males fight for the ranking order, they ” perfume” it with secretion from their forearms and fight true fragrance battles with it.


  • Origin

    Southern Madagascar

  • Habitat


  • Diet

    Fruits, leaves, flowers

  • Status


  • Size

    up to 50cm

  • Weight

    2 to 3 kg

  • Gestation period

    approx. 120 to 130 days

  • Achievable age

    over 30 years

Threat Categories of IUCN

Striped survivors

These lemurs are omnivores, but most of their diet is plant based. They are highly adaptable to climatic conditions.

Did you know?

Lemurs are real sun worshippers: with outstretched arms and
feet they warm themselves up in the rays.
The females are the dominant sex.
Lemurs are diurnal and primarily ground dwellers.

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