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These cheeky lemurs can be easily recognised by their long black and white-ringed tails. They are very social and live in troops which are lead by the dominant female lemur. Yes that’s right, the girls are the boss of Lemur troops! Troop sizes range from 11 to 17 generally, however numbers into the high 20s have been recorded. They live in multi male, multi female groups centred around related females and their offspring.

Habitat

Ring-tailed Lemurs live along the south and south western portion of Madagascar. They can be found in a variety of forests such as, rainforests, gallery, deciduous and spiny bush forests.

Diet

Their diet consists of fruit, leaves, flowers, other plant parts and the occasional insect and small vertebrates.

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Ring Tailed Lemur Profiles

Betafo Ethan Julian Mandabe Vatobe

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Threat Level

Vulnerable

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Ring Tailed Lemur Profiles

Betafo

Betafo

Age: 9 Years (DOB 30/11/2004)

Sex: Male

Betafo is much like your average teenage boy; head strong, thinks he is invincible and is always up to something that he probably shouldn't be. He is extremely protective of the members of his troop and loves to play in the afternoons as it cools down. He always wants to participate in enrichment activities and is very inquisitive. Despite all this action in his life I would say that he loves nothing more then sunning himself in the morning with the rest of his troop.


Ethan

Ethan

Age: 12 Years (DOB 30/11/2001)

Sex: Male

Ethan is the master of his domain and wise beyond his years. Ethan's watchful eyes ensure nothing gets past him and he keeps the other boys in line without even lifting a fluffy tail!

A little wary at times, this little guardian takes awhile to reveal his curious personality and is often quite content to sit nearby quietly snacking on a banana. A special addition to our ringtail troupe, this handsome bachelor is one tough cookie with a heart of gold.

 


Julian

Julian

Age: 17 Years (DOB 30/11/1996)

Sex: Male

Julian, J.J for short, is a funny little man who is always full of surprises.

This tubby boy loves his food and sunning his tummy in the morning rays, he is definitely not the most regal fella!

If only he could talk to us, we are sure that he would have loads of cheeky stories to share, especially when he turns his head side ways and gives just a hint of a cheeky grin with a twinkle in his eye. Full of personality, Julian is a fun loving character who makes everyone around him smile.

 


Mandabe

Mandabe

Age: 9 Years (DOB 30/11/2004)

Sex: Male

Mandabe is the most petite of our Ringtail Lemurs. However, he thinks he is 6ft tall and the toughest lemur at Australia Zoo. Although, when it comes to his keepers, it is a totally different story. Despite his 'headstrong' attitude, Mandabe is very smart. He is always the first to find hidden food and treats and the quickest to work out enrichment activities. He is very sweet and it's hard not to let out an "awww" when he looks at you with his little golden eyes.


Vatobe

Vatobe
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Age: 9 Years (DOB 30/11/2004)

Sex: Male

Born in November, 2004, Vatobe is a cheeky little lemur, who loves nothing more than food. He is always the first at your side when you bring in his lunch! His favourite food is banana and he will do just about anything for a tasty morsel of it, including jumping on your shoulder and taking it right out of your hand! After his tummy is full, Vatobe loves to find a sunny spot, stretch out his legs and sunbathe with the rest of his troop. Vatobe is a confident little fellow who loves to be the centre of attention, and we all cannot resist his cheeky charm!