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Lemur (Red-ruffed)

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Varencia variegata rubra
Lemur (Red-ruffed)


They are found along the east coast of Madagascar.


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.


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


They eat fruit and leaves.


They are killed by snakes eagles, fossa and man.

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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)


Kingdom:  ANIMALIA
Genus:  Varecia
Species: Varecia rubra

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