Red-fronted Lemur | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Red-fronted Lemur

Eulemur rufifrons

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Sitting within the most endangered mammal group in the world (as recognised by IUCN), and part of the extended lemur family, the Red Fronted Lemur originates from Madagascar, where numbers have depleted significantly through hunting. Male and females are distinguishable due to their unique fur patterns, each having lighter patches over their eyes.

Native Range →


Natural Habitat  →

Lowland and deciduous forests

Diet  →

Mostly fruit and vegetation. Occasionally insects

Life Expectancy  →

20-25 years in the wild. Up to 25 years in zoos

Breeding  →

1 young, sometimes 2 from a 4 month gestation period

Group Name  →

A conspiracy

Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Habitat loss, Hunting

Fun fact

Red-fronted lemurs are known to be a highly vocal species, using a wide range of calls such as grunts and contact signals

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