DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES
The ring-tailed lemurs live in groups of 20-30 animals. There is a strict hierarchy with mainly the female leaders within the groups. They have the preferential right to choose food and a partner. The ring-tailed lemurs use all four legs to walk. They have oblong muzzle; black-and-white face; the thumb on all legs is separated from the other fingers. The colouration is gray with white belly; they have black ‘cap’ and black-and-white ringed tail (13 rings of each colour). In comparison with other lemurs, the ring-tailed lemur may be found quite frequently. However, the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species indicates them as near threatened (NT), because the population reduces. In Feldman Ecopark, the ring-tailed lemurs bred repeatedly.
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Up to 27 years (in captivity). The record lifespan is 34 years (in the Prague Zoo).