We have a group of 2 female Red Ruffed Lemurs here at the park. Dominant female Suzzie & her twin sister Steevie.
You can find out more about our lovely Lemurs at our 11am Lemur talk at the Ring-Tailed Lemurs enclosure located in our Main Primate Area.
Red Ruffed Lemurs are restricted to the forests of the Masoala Peninsula near Maroantsetra in northeastern Madagascar.
In the wild they eat fruit, seeds, leaves and nectar.
They are highly social and live in groups varying in size from 2 up to 32 individuals. Females are dominant within the groups.
Red Ruffed Lemur females usually give birth to twins or triplets, but can have litters of up to 6 babies.
Major threats to Red Ruffed Lemurs are habitat destruction, poaching for meat & fur, and illegal logging.
At the park, we raise money for Lemur Love, a charity working out in Madagascar to help save Lemurs. You can find more info >> HERE <<
When appropriate flowers are available, the Lemurs eagerly feed on nectar by sticking their long noses deep into the flower. During this feeding, the flowers are not harmed, but the Lemur’s snouts become coated with pollen, which is then transported to other flowers. Thus, for certain species of plants in the tropical forests of Madagascar, the Red Ruffed Lemur is an important pollinator.