Red-Ruffed Lemur

Red-Ruffed Lemur

Scientific Name

Varecia rubra


Masoala, the northeastern part of Madagascar



What do they eat?

Shoots, leaves, figs


Critically Endangered

Conservation Threats

Habitat loss, hunting

Fun Facts
  • They are the largest members of the family Lemuridae.
  • They live in groups of 2 to 16 individuals, although a group of 32 has been recorded.
  • Many hours are spent grooming each other. The teeth of the lower jaw form a toothcomb, which allows for thorough grooming.
  • Red-ruffed lemurs exhibit at least 12 different types of vocalizations.

Get Closer with Wild Encounters!

Did you know you can feed the lemurs?
At the Red-Ruffed Lemur Wild Encounter, you’ll learn all about this unique primate while you feed them a snack! The encounter is offered every Monday at 11 am!

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