The fur of a ring-tailed lemur is thick and dense and is a solid color ranging from gray to brown being lighter around the face and underbelly.
A ring-tailed lemur’s body is covered in a thick, dense fur and is a solid color ranging from a light reddish gray to dark red-brown with light gray to dark brown rumps and light gray to gray-brown limbs. They have a lighter colored underbelly, hands, and feet ranging from light gray or brown to white.
Typically, individuals have a white face mask, with dark brown or black triangular patches outlining the eyes and nose. They have light brown eyes and black muzzles. Their ears are white and angular, similar to a cat’s.
Sources: (Baumhofer, 2017; Cawthon Lang, 2005; Gould, Sussman, & Sauther, 2003; Sauther, 2012; Wilson & Hanlon, 2010)
Image: Mathias Appel