This lemur’s scientific name means “ghost cat”, and with their enormous eyes and long stripy tails, you can imagine why! Their tails usually have 13 rings, and help spot each other through long grass.
Ring-tailed lemurs are found only in the scrubby forests of south-west Madagascar, where they live in groups of between 5 and 25, led by several dominant females.
They have one or two babies at a time. Young babies cling to their mothers’ stomach, then after a few weeks ride on her back.
Conservation Status: Endangered
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