Ring Tailed Lemur | Welsh Mountain Zoo

Ring Tailed Lemur

Lemur catta

  • Not Evaluated
  • Data Deficient
  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Ring Tailed Lemurs can be found in Southern and South West Madagascar. Numbers of the Ring Tailed Lemur have depleted dramatically in recent years with some studies suggesting that there are only 2000 – 2400 in the wild. The Ring Tailed Lemur has a number of distinctive markings including a bold, long black and white tail.

Native Range →


Natural Habitat  →

Forests and rainforests

Diet  →

Mostly fruit and vegetation but occasionally insects

Life Expectancy  →

15-20 years in the wild. 20-30 years in zoos

Breeding  →

1-2 young from a 4-5 month gestation period

Group Name  →


Active Hours  →

During the day

Threats  →

Loss of habitat, bush meat, illegal pet trade

Fun fact

Did you know that the Ring Tailed Lemur’s tail is longer than its body!?

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