• Class
  • Order
  • Familly
  • Zoo la Palmyre, taille animal
  • Zoo la Palmyre, poids animal
  • Zoo la Palmyre, durée gestation animal
    3½ months
  • Zoo la Palmyre, naissances animal
    2–3 on average
  • Zoo la Palmyre, longévité animal
    15–20 years
  • Diet
    frugivorous (fruit, flowers, nectar, leaves)
  • Habitat
    tropical forest
  • Range
    north-east Madagascar (Masoala peninsula)
  • This species is part of a European Breeding Program
  • Population in the wild
    En diminution
  • IUCN REDLIST status
    zoo palmyre statut icun CR zoo palmyre statut icun CR

The fission/fusion social organisation of Red-ruffed Lemurs varies according to their habitat and the availability of food sources: in the wet season, fruits are abundant and Red-ruffed Lemurs live in large groups. In the dry season, when food is scarcer, these groups break off into small units.
Red-ruffed Lemurs are among the ‘noisiest’ primates, using around 12 different cries to communicate with each other, mark their territory or alert their group to danger. 
The Masoala peninsula and the Antongil Bay in north-east Madagascar are designated conservation zones because of their rich biodiversity: several species of lemurs live there, including the Red-ruffed Lemur and the strange Aye-aye.

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