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. Ruffed lemurs are very acrobatic and can often be seen doing a somersaults or back flips in the exhibit.
Life Span: An average of 20 years
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs:
are the only diurnal primate that makes a nest for newly born infants, which is used for about 2 weeks.
are one of the worlds largest pollinators and the only one who can break into the pods of the Travelers Palm tree, ensuring its survival.
were named for the long hairs that run from ears along the cheeks to beneath the chin.
were once believed, by Madagascar natives, to worship the sun because they often are seen sunbathing.