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Lemurs are named after the lemures (ghosts or spirits) of Roman mythology due to the ghostly vocalizations, reflective eyes, and the nocturnal habits of some species. Today, there are nearly 100 species of lemurs, and most of those species were discovered or promoted to full species status since the 1990s.

Ringtailed Lemurs

Ring-Tailed Lemurs

The scientific name for the Ring-Tailed Lemur is Lemur Catta.

Ring-Tailed Lemur live in south and southwest Madagascar. The habitat of the Ring-Tailed Lemur is a dry forest and deciduous forest, rocky outcrops and forests along rivers.

Ring-tailed Lemurs have a brownish gray coat, with a white face and dark facial markings. The Ring-Tailed Lemur is 15 1/2 -18 inches long, and they have a tail that is 11-14 inches long.The Ring-Tailed Lemur's tail is marked by dark rings.

Ring-tailed lemurs live in social groups of up to 30. The females typically are the group leaders.

Ring-Tailed lemurs spend more time on the ground than other lemurs. Ring-Tailed Lemurs eat fruit, vegetation, bark and sap.

Ring-Tailed Lemurs gestation is 134-138 days, they give birth to one young at a time.

The main threat to the Ring-Tailed Lemur is from the loss of habitat due deforestation.

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