Mammals

Black and White Ruffed Lemur

Varecia variegata variegata


Class Mammalia   Black and White Ruffed Lemur
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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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