ruffed lemur


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ruffed lemur

n.
Either of two large, chiefly nocturnal lemurs of Madagascar having long dense fur and a ruff around the face, Varecia variegata or V. rubra, the former having a black-and-white coat and the latter having a black-and-red coat.
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Staff have been celebrating four primate births, including two adorable Barbary macaques, a critically endangered red ruffed lemur, and a cute ring tailed lemur.
The 16-year-old black and white ruffed lemur hopped into the empty food crate while their backs were turned chopping up fruit and veg in the kitchen.
<B Cleaning duties inside the ruffed lemur enclosure
According to court records, some of the endangered species were the Yellow-crowned Amazon, the Green-winged Macaw, the black-and-white ruffed lemur, the Sarus Crane, Red-breasted Parakeet, the Toco Toucan, the Safforn Toucanet, the Serval Cat, and the red-footed tortoise.
The animals included in the book are The Leadbeater's Possum, Guam Micronesian Kingfisher, Kakapo parrot from New Zealand, Numbat from Western Australia (my favourite), Snow Leopard from Central Asia, Red Ruffed Lemur from Madagascar, Black Footed Ferret from North America, the Red Breasted Goose from Russia, the Idaho Ground Squirrel and the California Sea Otter.
"The black and white ruffed lemur we have here, that you often see in zoos, is critically endangered in the wilds of Madagascar, unfortunately.
Tsard, a red ruffed lemur with piercing yellow discs for eyes, slinks across the ground and rests two soft-padded paws on my feet.
From May 16 to June 25, 2001, anorexia, fever, lethargy, and lymphadenopathy developed in seven ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) and one red ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata rubra), ranging in age from 14 months to 17 years.
Through participation in 18 species survival plans coordinated by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, the parks are involved in cooperative breeding programs for such rare species as the orangutan, chimpanzee, ruffed lemur and Humboldt penguin.
Keepers at Dudley Zoo announced it was the third critically endangered black and white ruffed lemur born in two months.