Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Because the ring-tailed lemur’s habitat has been altered by humans, their range is large, but their distribution is patchy and dependent on forest cover.

Because much of the ring-tailed lemur’s habitat has been altered by human impact through clearing for agriculture, burning for charcoal production, and deforesting areas to create settlements, the total range occupied by the lemurs is large, but their distribution is patchy and dependent on forest cover.

Ring-tailed lemurs require some forest cover and are not successful at resettling in secondary growth areas once they have been cleared, therefore troops will have larger home ranges if their habitats have more sparse resources.

Sources: (Cawthon Lang, 2005; Jolly, 2003; Sussman, et al., 2003)
Image: Mathias Appel

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