IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

Comprehensive Description

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This species gets its common name from a ruff of rust red hair that flanks its black face like sideburns and covers most of its body except for a patch of white fur at the back of the head. Red Ruffed Lemurs average 60 cm (23 in.) in body length with females somewhat heavier than males.


Public Domain

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Source: Harvard Museum of Natural History Africa Hall


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