Ring-tailed lemur

Ring-tailed lemurs use their olfactory system to communicate. The scent glands on their wrists secrete various hormones and can be rubbed on the tail and flicked at an opponent.

Fast Facts

  • Aptly named ring-tailed due to the 13 alternating black and white rings on their tail. 
  • Ring-tailed lemur groups range over a considerable area each day in search of food which can be up to 3.5 miles
  • When ring-tailed troops travel with their tails raised in the air, like flags, to keep group members together.

Scientific name

Lemur catta
Range  Madagascar
Conservation status Endangered
Diet Omnivore
Zoo name(s) Dick, Jerry, Mary, Carol Burnett
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