Black and White Ruffed Lemurs

Natural Habitat

East coast of Madagascar in the lowland rain forests

Diet

In the wild their diet will mainly consist of fruit and nectar along with flowers leaves and seeds.

Conservation

Threat Level: Critically Endangered

Numbers of black & white ruffed lemurs are believed to have dropped by up to 80% in less than 30 years. This is mainly due to habitat loss and hunting. Ours are part of a European breeding programme.

Here at the Zoo

Missy and Zanako, mother and daughter love nothing more than to sunbathe in an afternoon.