Leaves, flowers, spiders, insects, and small birds help make up the ring-tailed lemur's diet.
Ring-tailed lemurs are practically noiseless as they move through the forest in Madagascar, and their reflective eyes can make them look a little spooky. Even their calls sound a little ghostly.
Lemurs are amazing jumpers and climbers. These amusing primates use their long tails to help them keep their balance. The black-and-white rings on their tail make it easier for other lemurs to see them in the forest.
What's that smell?
Lemurs have a scent gland on their tail that leaves a smelly mark where they have been. Males even get into "stink fights" to claim territory!
Ring-tailed lemurs like to huddle up together to groom each other. It is part of their social interaction.
Mom knows best
Lemurs live in highly social, female-dominant groups.
Lemur infants begin to climb among the tree branches when they are about 3 weeks old.