Common name: Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Scientific name: Varecia variegata
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are only found in Madagascar. They spend most of their time mid-elevation around tall trees and will spend some time on the ground.
This species primarily feeds on fruit and sometimes plants and flowers.
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This species has black fur on its chest, stomach, head, hands and feet; white fur on its ears, back, arms and legs. They have a very long tail to help them balance when jumping from tree to tree.
Did you know that Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are very vocal animals!?