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Red ruffed lemur

Red Ruffed Lemur Varecia Rubra

These primates are named for their reddish color, though the fur on their forehead, stomach and tail is generally black with a white patch on the back of the neck.

 

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ORIGIN:
Madagascar

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HABITAT:
Rainforest canopy

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
8 lbs

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DIET:
Vegetarian, mostly fruits

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PREDATORS:
Hawks, snakes and fossae

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Alarm calls

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REPRODUCTION:
90-120-day gestation period; females generally give birth to three young

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THREATS:
Illegal logging, deforestation, hunting and trapping for food

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
15 to 20 years in the wild

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