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  • English name
    Ruffed Lemur
  • ClassificationPrimates Lemuridae
  • Scientific nameVarecia Variegata

Ruffed Lemur
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The Ruffed lemur is a 'cinch' to raise. So people want them as pets and now they are disappearing. Efforts are being made to return the Ruffed Lemur to the wild.

Size & Weight (Adult)

Body length: 50-55cm
Tail length: 60-65cm
Weight: 3-4.5kg

(Source: Doubutsu Sekai-isan* Red Data Animals Kodansha) (*World Animal Heritage)

Where they live

Ruffed Lemurs live only in the forests of Madagascar.

What they eat

Ruffed Lemurs love sucking nectar from the flowers of 'traveler's tree.' They also eat tree leaves and fruit.

What they are like

Ruffed Lemurs love sunbathing. When you go to the zoo, you will see them stretch out in the sun.

Find out more about the Ruffed Lemur!

Endangered by illegal hunting for pet tradeā€¦
Ruffed Lemurs are monkeys found only in the island of Madagascar in Africa. As you can imagine from the name, they have long hair around their faces like ruff. Many people want to keep them as pets because they look unique and easy to raise. They are in danger of disappearing because of illegal hunting for pet trade and lost forests that they need for living.

Let's bring Ruffed Lemurs back to the wild!
Thank God, Ruffed Lemurs are easy to raise. Many of them are raised in zoos around the world to bring them back to the wild. To help them survive in the wild, we must stop illegal hunting and forest destruction.

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  • Part4 "Deforestation - building roads destroys animals"
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