Primates

Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Lemur catta Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Animal Class:
Mammals

Diet:
Omnivore

Status in the Wild:
Vulnerable

Who’s the Boss?

Ring-Tailed Lemurs live in social groups called troops. Females are the bosses in the lemur society. They have first choice of food and mates. The Zoo’s bachelor troop likes to spend their time hanging out and grooming each other.     
 

Read My Tail

Ring-Tailed Lemurs use their long, bushy black and white tails to communicate with each other.

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