Black and White Ruffed Lemur

Lemurs live in groups of up to 30 individuals. They are diurnal and arboreal. They spend their day foraging in the trees. Their call is quite noisy and can make them sound larger than they are, if one individual calls, others will join in. To mark off their territory they will rub their wrists, ankles and rears on surfaces to spread their scent. Males will have scent wars to see which one can mate with the female. Ruffed lemurs are very acrobatic and can often be seen doing a somersaults or backflips in the exhibit.

Life Span: An average of 20 years


How to Adopt

You may complete our online adoption form. Or you may also use the Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF) to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.