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Lemur (Red-fronted Brown)

Eulemur fulvus rufus
Lemur (Red-fronted Brown)

Range

They are found on the island of Madagascar.

Habitat

They live in deciduous forests.

Body Traits

Males are gray-brown, while females are red-brown. They can weigh up to 8 pound (4 kg). They have very long tails, up to 2 feet long (55cm). They have yellow eyes with a lighter patch of fur around the eyes and a dark nose.

Habits

They live up in the trees (arboreal) in groups. They use loud calls to mark territory or in alarm.

Diet

They eat leaves, fruit, seeds, insects and bark.

Predators

They are killed by snakes eagles, fossa and man.

Reproduction

Females are pregnant for 4 months (gestation) and have 1 baby.

Lifespan and/or Conservation Status

They can live more than 20 years. They are listed as Lower Risk - near threatened.

Lemur (Red-fronted Brown)

References

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:    Chordata
Class:    Mammalia
Order:    Primates
Family:    Lemuridae
Genus:    Eulemur
Species: Eulemur fulvus rufus

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