[Lemur catta]
  Habitat: The highland forest areas of southern and southwestern Madagascar
  Length: 5-18” Body 37-43” including tail
  Weight: 4.9 lb
  Gestation: 135 days
  Number of Young: 1 or 2
  Conservation Status: Near Threatened

 

   ring tailed lemur

 





- When traveling in their home range, they keep their tails raised in the air, like flags, to keep group members together.
- Have scent glands on their wrist and chests that they use to mark their foraging routs.
- Males will participate in stink fights by anointing tails with scent and arch their tails over their bodies and wave them at their opponent.

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