Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Ring-tailed lemurs are diurnal and search for food dawn until dusk before huddling together at night to sleep.

Ring-tailed lemurs are diurnal and start their day waking before dawn and moving about in the branches of the group’s sleeping tree.

After spending the early morning feeding and “sunning” on the exposed ground away from the sleeping tree, the group moves again around noon and settles in the shade for a brief rest period.

They become active again in the early afternoon, foraging, feeding and traveling until the late afternoon. Depending on the time of year, they may take another rest in the mid-afternoon on particularly hot days.

After intensely feeding in the late afternoon, the entire group travels back to the sleeping tree where, as a group, they remain for the rest of the night. One group splits into two sleeping parties each night, huddling together while sleeping. Throughout the night, individuals may move about the tree, groom, and interact.

Sources: (Baumhofer, 2017; Cawthon Lang, 2005; Gould, Sussman, & Sauther, 2003; Jolly, 1966; Sussman, 2000)
Image: Mathias Appel

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