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Lemur (Red-ruffed)

Varencia variegata rubra
Lemur (Red-ruffed)

Range

They are found along the east coast of Madagascar.

Habitat

They live in the rainforest.

Body Traits

They can weigh up to 8 pounds (4 kg). They can reach 4 feet long, including their long tails. The body alone can be up to 2 feet (56 cm) long. They have reddish fur with a black face and white patch on the back the head.

Habits

They live in family groups and spend a lot of time grooming each other.

Diet

They eat fruit and leaves.

Predators

They are killed by snakes eagles, fossa and man.

Reproduction

Females are pregnant for 3.5 months (gestation) and have about 3 babies.

Lifespan and/or Conservation Status

Unknown lifespan. They are listed as critically endangered.

Lemur (Red-ruffed)

Classification

Kingdom:  ANIMALIA
Phylum:  CHORDATA
Class:  MAMMALIA
Order: PRIMATES
Family: LEMURIDAE
Genus:  Varecia
Species: Varecia rubra

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