Ring Tailed Lemur

Lemurs are primates indigenous to a small island off the coast of Africa called, Madagascar. Lemurs are unmistakeable because of their distinctive black and white rings on their tails. Lemurs live in troops of 6-30 at a time with one matriarch female who rules over them all. Lemurs are herbivores and have a lifespan of about 18 years. During mating season they secrete strong scented oils that they wipe on their tails to use as a communication tool. Lemurs are considered endangered.

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