/rɪŋ-teɪld ‘li mər/
noun: ring-tailed lemur
plural: ring-tailed lemurs

What is a Ring-Tailed Lemur?

Found only in the southern part of Madagascar in the dry forest and bush, the ring-tailed lemur is a medium sized lesser primate with gray fur and a distinctive tail with alternating black and white rings.

Male and female ring-tailed lemurs are similar physically. They are roughly the same size, measuring about 42.5 cm (1.4 ft.) from head to rump and weighing roughly 2.25 kg (5 lb.).

By nature most lemurs are playful and a little bit mischievous. Babies tend to bond very closely to their owners. Most are friendly and make a good companionship for you.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Strepsirrhini
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Lemur

Ring Tailed Lemurs

Interested in purchasing a Ring-Tailed Lemur?

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Common questions about Ring-Tailed Lemur

When you purchase a baby from us it will come with all USDA paperwork, belly band and leash, food sample bags, a few diapers and care sheet.

You will need:

An indoor enclosure -which can be small at first but, should be changed to larger as an adult. For a baby $100 + For an Adult $500+ (prices can vary alot)
Fresh foods on average about $10-20 per week depending on choices and market prices
Enrichment toys: $1.00+
Blankets and hammocks – $5-25 each
For adult Lemurs, outside enclosure can be $200+ depending on choices
Food and water bowls, bottles $4+each
Diapers- $8+ a package (optional)

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