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(Lemur catta)

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 Mandabe Vatobe

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Threat Level

Vulnerable

Vulnerable


Ring Tailed Lemur Profiles

Betafo

Betafo

Age: 10 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.


Mandabe

Mandabe

Age: 10 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: 10 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!