Lemur catta

The Ring-tailed Lemur is a relatively large lemur and the most recognised due to its long, black and white ringed tail. Its average weight is 2.2 kilograms with its head–body length ranging between 39 and 46 cm and its tail length is 56 and 63 cm.


Like all lemurs it is endemic to the island of Madagascar.


Habitat: It inhabits deciduous forests, dry scrub, montane humid forests and gallery forests (forests along riverbanks).


The ring-tailed lemur is an opportunistic omnivore primarily eating fruits and leaves.

Social Interaction

The Ring-tailed Lemur is highly social, living in troops and as with most lemurs, the females dominate the males in all circumstances, including feeding priority.

Conservation Status