Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur

Varecia variegata variegata

The largest of the true lemurs, the ruffed lemur spends most of its time in the top of the trees, resting and foraging. Climbing around on all fours, the lemur sniffs out its favorite fruits.

Fact File

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Species Survival Plan Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Jungle Trails
lengthLength: 1.7 to 1.8 ft
weightWeight: 7.3 to 9.9 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 15 to 20 yrs in captivity
habitatHabitat: Tropical rainforest
dietDiet: Fruit, nectar, flowers, leaves, and fungi
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Critically endangered)