Red Ruff LemurLéamar rua-rufach
Varecia variegate ruberaHabitat:
North-east Madagascar - tropical rainforest
Scientific name: Varecia variegate rubera
IUCN status: Endangered
Habitat: North-east Madagascar - tropical rainforest
Diet: Herbivore – mainly fruit, leaves, nectar
Red-ruffed lemurs spend most of their life searching for food. They may cover several kilometres each day looking for fruiting trees and call to family and friends when one is found. Neighbouring groups have a system of calls to warn of danger from predators such as snakes, birds of prey and the native fossa (civet). Their survival is under threat from deforestation, the illegal pet trade and food hunters.
Did you know? Fruit makes up 75% of the red-ruffed lemur diet and their favourites are ripe, juicy figs.