Ring-tailed Lemurs get their name form the striking, black and white bands along their tails and are one of the most vocal primates.
Ring-tailed Lemurs spend up to 40% of their time on the ground and most likely to be encountered in the spiny forests of southwestern Madagascar; but also live in many other types of forest, including rainforests. They mainly eat leaves and fruit, but will sometimes feed on insects and other small invertebrates.
Ring-tailed lemurs are arguably one of the most studied and, thanks to Hollywood, best-known lemur species. Despite this popularity they are still threatened with extinction in their native Madagascar due to habitat loss, hunting and climate change.
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