Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Black and White Ruffed Lemur (Varecia variegata variegata)

The black and white ruffed lemur is one of the largest lemurs now. They grow up to four feet but their weight is only eight or ten pounds. Male as well as the female look the alike, covered with black and white patches and a fringe of lengthy white fur can be found around their neck and ears.

They normally live in small groups which is consists of two to five lemurs in each group. Common home will be shared by them. They use to give loud calls to let other lemurs know that they in the specific place. They all be together to protect them from the predators If a lemur Found its predator, it gives a loud call to alert their members.

They use to groom each other with their teeth. This makes them clean and helps to have strong friendships in their group.

They mostly found in the eastern rainforests of Madagascar. Their diet consists of fruit and other plants.
The mother will have two to three babies at once. Other lemurs have only one baby at a time. They normally hide their babies in a safe place. When it attains three weeks old, it starts to follow its mother.

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