Because of their highly seasonal environment, ring-tailed lemurs are opportunistic omnivores and must exploit a wide variety of food sources throughout the year.
Because of the highly seasonal environment in which they live, wild ring-tailed lemurs must exploit a wide variety of food sources throughout the year. They are best characterized as opportunistic omnivores and will eat whatever is easily available to them.
Ring-tailed lemurs have been known to eat ripe fruits, leaves, leaf stems, flowers, flower stems, exudates, (such as resin, latex and sap,) spiders, spider webs, caterpillars, cicadas, insects and their cocoons, small birds, chameleons, cicadas, grasshoppers, and even dirt from termite mounds.
Sources: (Baumhofer, 2017; Budnitz & Dainis, 1975; Cawthon Lang, 2005; Gould, Sussman, & Sauther, 2003; Jolly, 2003; Oda, 1996; Sauther, 2012; Wilson & Hanlon, 2010)
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