Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur
Its fur offers excellent camouflage
The Black and White Ruffed Lemur, like the Red Ruffed Lemur, mesures approximately 50 cm with a long black tail that is a long as its body. Its fur offers excellent camouflage in the trees where it lives, when searching fruit and foliage.
These animals build real nests for sleeping: the females constitute the core of the group and take an active part in defending their territory.
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs live in the small rain forest islands remaining in the East of Madagascar. Like all the lemurs and other animals that are endemic to that large island, they are in critical danger of extinction because of the destruction of habitat.
Protective measures have been taken on the spot, and European and American reproduction programs are successfully breeding these species with Pairi Daiza being equally involved.
A “critically endangered” species
- Name : Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur
- Latin name : Varecia variegata variegata
- Origin : East of Madagascar
- IUCN status : Critically endangered
- Cites : Appendix I