17-22.4 inches body
23 inches tail
Name of Young
Did you know?
- Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are the largest species of true lemur. Their name comes from their coloration and the long ruff of fur on the sides of their neck and under their chin.
- Ruffed lemurs communicate through scent. Females’ scent glands are located on their posterior and males have them on their chest, neck, and jaw. Scent marking communicates identity and territory and is also used in greetings.
- The pattern of markings varies between individual lemurs, and may be asymmetrical. This means markings on one side may not match those on the other side of the lemur’s body.
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