The black-and-white ruffed lemur

The black-and-white ruffed lemur

There are two different sub-species of ruffed lemur: red lemurs and black-and-white lemurs.

Weighing over 3kg, black-and-white ruffed lemurs are the second largest type of lemur, beaten in size and weight only by the Indri lemur. They live in small, family-based groups comprising the

parents and the young from the last two litters. In the majority of groups, the female is dominant. They are endangered due to the destruction of their natural habitat which is linked to swiddening as well as logging and ore extraction.

Did you know? Contrary to other lemurs, the young are too weak at birth to hold on to their mothers. Before birth females build shelters in trees resembling nests.

Classe 
mammalia
Famille 
lemuridae
Ordre 
primates
Statut 
menacé