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Black-and-white ruffed lemur

Description: Ruffed Lemur - a mammal of the order Primates, the family lemuridae and referring to independent genus Ruffed Lemur, which includes four types. Other names for this animal - for Collar ruffed Lemur and Black-and-white ruffed lemur. Adult lemur has a weight of 3 to 5 kg, with a body length of 50-60 cm and having a tail about the same length. Ruffed Lemur lives in families from 2 to 6 individuals, but in some cases, been seen more than 10 families and individuals. In all representatives of lemurs in such flocks dominated by females, because they are stronger and larger than males. Nesting in March-April. Pregnancy lasts 120-125 days, 1-2 cubs are born and then, the weight of each about 80 grams. Most lemurs care for babies can perform virtually all members of the family group, but ruffed lemur, allowed not only to other members of the group, but even his father. Lifespan of ruffed lemurs in captivity up to 30 years - a very long time compared to life in the wild, which lasts a maximum of 17 years.

Food: In the daytime, black-and-white ruffed lemurs sleeping by hiding in the dense foliage of trees and forage for food produces exclusively at night. As food ruffed lemurs prefer different invertebrates - insects, their larvae and caterpillars. In the absence of a loved one feed it quite willingly eats fruits, flowers and leaves of the trees on which inhabits. Pure water consumes almost as it is enough moisture present in the feed.

Habitat: Lemur lives in humid rain forests in the eastern part of the island of Madagascar. Lemur habitat zones may be located at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level. He lives exclusively in trees, moving not only through the branches, but also very clever jumping from tree to tree.

Interesting fact: Go to 3 meters and even more for ruffed lemurs absolutely no problem. This type of lemurs provided from among other lemurs very loud voice. Ruffed lemurs the only true lemurs who build nests.

Feeding time at the zoo: 08:00, 12:00, 17:00