Animal Species

Black and White Ruffed Lemur
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Lemurs produce deep, barking alarm calls to defend their territories and can be heard from great distances.

Sponsors
April 2020 : Linda Etter
May 2020 : Brad & Beth Parmerter
July 2020 : Asenath Wright; Kelly & Jason Elwell; Leo & Brenda Viglione; Glen & Linda Pavkov
September 2020 : Brereton Family; Paul & Barbara Bond
November 2020 : Ropski Family
Habitat
Rainforests in Madagascar
Size
22 inches long with a 2 foot tail
Weight
7-10 pounds
Lifespan
About 18 years
Diet
leaves and fruit
Reproduction
Usually twins are born after a 90-100 day gestation period
Conservation Status
Critically Endangered
Threats
Slash and burn agriculture, logging and mining. Hunting is also an issue.