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The Park will be closed from 3 to 23 January 2022 inclusive (including weekends), reopening on Monday 24 January 2022.

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Makis cattas © MNHN - F-G Grandin

The ring-tailed lemur

With its black and white striped tail and small orange eyes, the ring-tailed lemur is a symbol of Madagascar.

Profile

Class, order and family :
Mammalia, primates, lemuridae
Lifespan :
up to 19 years
Height & weight :
95 to 110 cm and 2.3 to 3.5 kg
Gestation :
4.5 months
Natural habitat :
thorny dry forest, thicket
Diet :
fruit, flowers, bark, insects
Native region :
Madagascar
Statut UICN : 

Endangered (EN)

Lifestyle

This frugivorous lemur inhabits the savannahs in the south of the island, where it can be seen walking around on its hind legs and demonstrating its agility by leaping up to ten metres between branches.