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Ring-tailed Lemur

Ring-Tailed Lemur Lemur catta

With a unique black and white tail, these playful primates are easy to identify.

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ORIGIN:
Southern Madagascar

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HABITAT:
Forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
5-8 lbs
Length: 15-18 in

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DIET:
Leaves, bark, fruit and insects

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PREDATORS:
Fossas, birds of prey and domestic dogs

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp nails

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REPRODUCTION:
4-month gestation; breed once per yr

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THREATS:
Habitat loss

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20-30 yrs in human care

How many alternating black and white bands do ring-tailed lemurs have on their tails?
18
Four
Nine
13

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