The black-and-white ruffed lemur is the largest primate in the Madagascan rainforests. You’ll mostly find them high up in the trees, staying out of the way of their main predator – the fossa.

Behaviour: The black-and-white ruffed lemur has a complex social structure and is known for its loud, raucous calls. It is unusual in that it exhibits several reproductive traits typically found in small, nocturnal lemurs, such as a shortgestation period, large litters and rapid maturation.


They are frugivorous, which means they love eating fruit


Lives in the rainforest on the East coast of Madagascar, an island just off the East coast of Africa

Fun Fact

Ruffed lemurs are the only primates which build nests in trees for their babies, rather than carry them around whilst they look for food


Enjoys a lifespan of up to 25 years in captivity


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