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Lemur (Black)

Eulemur macaco
Lemur (Black)

Range

They are found on the island of Madagascar.

Habitat

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.

Habits

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

Diet

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

Predators

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

Reproduction

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)

Classification

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

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