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Crowned Lemur


Crowned Lemur
Crowned Lemur
Habitat

Tropical dry forests, and mid-altitude rainforests in the Tsingy limestone mountains of northern Madagascar.

Wild Diet

These lemurs eat a diet of mostly flowers, fruits and leaves.

Behaviour

Crowned lemurs live in close knit, female-led social groups. They use their long tail to help communicate with each other.

Breeding

Crowned lemurs will normally give birth in September or October, after a gestation period of 125 days.

Threats

Natural predators include the fossa. Like all species from Madagascar, these lemurs are becoming increasingly threatened by habitat destruction, as the forests in which they live are ruined by thrash and burn agriculture. The population of crowned lemurs in the wild ranges from 1,000 to 10,000.

Conservation

Efforts to help protect areas of forest where these lemurs live in Madagascar are proving successful, although there is still a lot of illegal logging which contributes to the loss of their habitat.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Eulemur coronatus
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Primates
  • Family: Lemuridae
  • Conservation Status: Vulnerable
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