Ring-tailed lemurs, like all lemurs, are prosimians, which means they are closely related to monkeys and other primates.
Size: 39 - 46cm
Weight: 2.3 - 3.5kg
Ring-tailed lemurs are found in the relatively dry forests of southern Madagascar.
Ring-tailed lemurs are mainly vegetarian, preferring fruit but also eating leaves and flowers.
Ring-tailed lemurs are pregnant for around 4½ months and although a single infant is most common, twins often occur. Our ring-tailed lemur group have lived in the park for many years and we have had over 25 young born in the park.
The ring-tailed lemur is threatened in the wild by deforestation due to charcoal production and burning for pasture. It is also hunted for food and the illegal pet trade. Ring-tailed lemurs are part of a successful European Studbook Breeding Programme and more than 25 young have been born here at the park.