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Mammals
 
Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Varecia variegata variegata
Class Mammalia

Order Primates

Distribution Madagascar

Habitat Forest

Conservation
Status
Endangered. Listed under Appendix I of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Behaviour Arboreal. Predominantly active at twilight and nocturnally in rain forests; engages in early morning sun bath with outstretched arms and legs. Live in small family groups of two to five individuals. Twin births are usual.

Diet Fruit, flowers and leaves.
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