Outside Animals

ring-tailed lemur Lemur catta

Habitat

The ring-tailed lemur is found in arid, open areas and forests. They spend their time in the trees, as well as on the floor of the forest.

Diet in the wild

Leaves, flowers, insects, tree bark and sap

Diet at the Zoo

Fruits, vegetables, specially formulated fiber biscuits and lemur gel

Fascinating Facts

  • Enjoy sunbathing
  • Females are dominant over males
  • Tails are ringed with 13 alternating black and white bands
    and can measure up to two feet long
  • Groom each other with their toothcomb, six finely spaced bottom teeth