Red-ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra)
…an endangered species of lemur (Lemuridae) which, like all lemurs, is native to the island of Madagascar, where it is restricted to the rainforests of Masoala Peninsula. Red-ruffed lemurs usually live in small groups (sometimes larger groups are seen) which are lead by females. Like other lemurs, red-ruffed lemurs are mainly frugivores (fruit eaters) and typically seen foraging high in the canopies of trees.
Currently red-ruffed lemurs are listed as endangered as they face threats from habitat loss due to their need for tall primary forests. Hunting remains a threat to their survival as well.
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