Outside Animals

Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur Varecia variegata


The black-and-white ruffed lemur lives in rainforest trees along the eastern coastal areas of Madagascar.

Diet in the wild

Fruit, seeds, nuts and leaves

Diet at the Zoo

Fruits, vegetables and specially formulated primate diet

Fascinating Facts

  • Largest of all lemurs
  • Can hang upside down and hold on with their feet when eating
  • Howl is one of the loudest in the Zoo
  • Like to sleep curled-up in a ball in hollow trees