Female ring-tailed lemurs are reproductively active at 2.5 years, but have a higher chance of conceiving and giving birth to healthy offspring at 3-4 years.
The tamarind tree is considered a keystone resource for ring-tailed lemurs and can provide up to 50% of the lemur’s diet.
Ring-tailed lemurs are the most terrestrial of lemurs; 70% of their travel is terrestrial as they walk quadrupedally with their tails held vertically.
Ring-tailed lemurs possess the most complex scent marking behavior of primates and use scent for territorial defense, mate evaluation, and intrasexual competition.
Along with other species of lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs are responsible for several wildlife reserves being put into place and protecting all other plant and animal species in the area.
Female ring-tailed lemurs typically mate with multiple males during estrous, so males will compete amongst themselves for the right to mate.
Ring-tailed lemurs have improved the economy of Madagascar as they are a common draw for ecotourism.
Ring-tailed lemurs begin mating in April and give birth to 1-2 offspring between August and September after a gestation of 130-144 days.
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.
Ring-tailed lemurs are diurnal and search for food from dawn until dusk before huddling together at night to sleep.
The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is a small, achromatic primate endemic to the island of Madagascar of the continent of Africa. Named for its long, thick tail with several distinctive black and white rings running along it from base to tip, this lemur is the only species of lemur that possess such a striped tail. These recognizable tails are used in communication, … Learn More
Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting an Ocellated Turkey related art piece into the June Free-For-All competition! Don’t forget to tune in tonight at 9:00 pm Central Daylight Time to the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team page where all entries will be judged live, and the July FaunaFocus animal of the month will be revealed! FaunaFocus Stream Team Page
June 2017’s FaunaFocus Free-For-All will be ending tonight! The deadline to submit your ocellated turkey-inspired artwork is 11:30pm Central Daylight Time, tonight, Wednesday, June 28th. Apply your finishing touches, and submit your entry! Don’t forget to tune in for the Free-For-All judging livestream tomorrow night, Thursday, June 29th, at 9:00pm Central Daylight Time on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team. All the entries submitted for June 2017 will be judged, the winner will… Read More
The month of June is coming to a close and so is the FaunaFocus Free-For-All competition deadline. If you have created any Ocellated Turkey art throughout the month of June please consider submitting your piece to the competition for a chance to win the following prizes: FaunaFeature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s preferred display name and a link to the portfolio or social media platform… Read More
Thank you to everyone who has submitted an aardwolf-inspired artwork for this month’s FaunaFocus Free-For-All! All 7 entries will be judged and critiqued live on stream, tonight at 9:00pm Central Daylight Time on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team Page. We hope to see you all there, cheering on all the contestants and their artworks!
The FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team is live! Request an invite if you are interested in joining the team. Anyone with a Twitch username is welcome to join, whether you broadcast or not. All that’s required is an interest in wildlife! Once an invite has been sent, accept it in your Twitch Channel Settings. Upon joining the Stream Team, you will receive the “Twitch Stream Team” role in the FaunaFocus Discord Server and have… Read More
Which animal species will become our first #FaunaFocus for the month of May 2017?! Check out the May 2017 #FaunaFocus Poll where you can vote for multiple animals and even add your own species idea. Feel free to share the poll and campaign for your favorite species!