Meet Our Animals > Ring-tailed Lemur
Quick Facts
Native to South and southwestern Madagascar
Primary Diet Leaves, flowers, fruit, herbs, insects, and small vertebrates
Adult Weight 5 to 7.5 pounds
Lifespan 16 to 20 years
Status Endangered

Ring-tailed Lemur

The tail of a ring-tailed lemur has 13 alternating black and white bands and can be up to 2 feet long. They move quadrupedally (on all fours), holding their tails almost completely vertically as they move, with the tip of the tail curving away from the body and forming the shape of a question mark.


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Northwestern Mutual Family Farm

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