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Ring-Tailed Lemur

About Ring-Tailed Lemur

Lemurs belong to a family of animals known as prosimians, or primitive primates. The ring-tailed lemur has a catlike face with a black outline around its eyes and a gray and white body. They have a bushy, upright tail, which has bold gray and black rings. The position in which lemurs hold their tail lets other lemurs know their rank within their troop. These lemurs differ from other species in that they are active during the day and feed on the ground. Their diet consists of leaves, fruit, and sugary sap. They get the sap by biting through bark. Ring-tailed lemurs live in troops of up to 20 animals.