Mundomar is proud to contribute to the conservation and reproduction of one of the most threatened species of lemuriforme mammals in the world: the ruffed lemur or varecia variegata. The black-and-white ruffed lemur is a stepsirrhine primate species from the family lemuridae. As all lemurs, this species is endemic to Madagascar.
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Black-and-white ruffed lemurs can measure up to 2 feet long, but they are usually smaller than this. They weight around 9 pounds. They have a hairy neck and a snout similar to dogs’. Males and females are equal. Their call is the noisiest within the primate kingdom after howler monkeys’.
Black-and-white lemurs’ diet is mainly based on sweet fruits, leaves, nectar, flowers and seeds. They generally look for food alone and then they meet again to sleep in groups. Most common predators of these animals are boa constrictor, eagles and the night fossa −a Malgache predator related to the mongoose. As black-and-white ruffed lemurs are diurnal animals, the night fossa is a bigger threat.
A threatened species
These lemurs are nowadays an endangered species as a result of deforestation in Madagascar.