Ring Tailed Lemur

Ring-tailed Lemur

Scientific name: Lemur catta


The ring-tailed lemur is a primate with a long, bushy, black and white ringed tail. The tail is tipped with black and is longer than the total length of the head and body.

This lemur is a diurnal species and spends more time on the ground than any other lemur species. Males and females are similar in both appearance and body size.

Ring-tailed lemurs love to sunbathe on their backs with their arms outstretched. They often sleep with their nose tucked between their hind legs and their long tail curled over their backs.

Male ring-tailed lemurs compete for females via 'stink fights', smearing their scent on their tails and wafting the odour towards opponents. They also use their tail for balance, although they don't hang by them.

Endangered (Inc. Bar)
  1. At Noah's Ark...

    We have 5 Ring Tailed Lemurs... Tamala, Simba, Rafaia, Rafiki and Baby.

  2. We live...

    On the hill next to the Birds Of Prey enclosure, across the path from the Animal Village.

  1. Size Fact

    When born, a baby ring-tailed lemur weighs less than 100g.

  2. Food Fact

    Their wild diet consists of fruit, leaves, flowers, bark and sap, as well as insects.

  3. Fun Fact

    In Latin, the word lemur means 'ghost' or ‘spirit’.

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