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Lemur (Black)

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Eulemur macaco
Lemur (Black)


They are found on the island of Madagascar.


They live in tropical forests and agricultural areas.

Body Traits

They weigh about 5 pound (2.5 kg). Males look very different from females. This is called sexual dimorphism. Males are all black, while females are reddish-brown with black and white faces. They have tufts of fur over the ears. They are more than 3 feet long (95 cm), including tail.


They live in small groups and are active mostly at night (nocturnal).


They eat insects, leaves, flowers and fruit and bird eggs.


They are endangered. They are killed by snakes eagles, fossa and man.

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Females are pregnant for 6 months (gestation) and have 1-2 babies.

Lifespan and/or Conservation Status

They can live more than 25 years. They are listed as a "vulnerable" species.

Lemur (Black)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Eulemur
Species: Eulemur macaco

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