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The star of the lemurs
Or at least, the most famous
Ring-tailed lemurs, like all lemurs, are found only in southern Madagascar. This highly adaptable species can be found in many different forest habitats including gallery forests, littoral forests, and spiny scrub… It has a particular affinity for forests that are dominated by tamarind trees, which provide its favourite food, and other large trees measuring 20-25 metres in height. The French name for this species is “maki catta”, derived from the Latin “cattus”, meaning cat. This is due to this lemur’s feline appearance, especially its long tail and pointy ears. It is also known as the lemur-cat in French.
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A light snack for our baby ring-tailed lemur
Watch our 2-month old baby ring-tailed lemur tasting a frozen enrichment for the first time! Intrigued by the treat, he dives straight in.
The Beauval Nature association
For the past 10 years, the Beauval Nature association has joined forces with field workers to support them in their primary mission of species conservation. Beauval works closely with numerous conservation and research programmes around the world to study and protect endangered species. This everyday action takes place in order to protect our biodiversity.
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