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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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Mike Jordan, Chester Zoo's collections director, said: "After overcoming their initial nervousness, Hajao, Rak, Ilo and Pia have settled well into their new home and are getting along famously with their bolshie neighbours - a group of ring-tailed lemurs and five red ruffed lemurs."
Mike Jordan, Chester Zoo's collections director, said: "After overcoming their initial nervousness, crowned lemurs Hajao, Rak, Ilo and Pia have settled well into their new home and are getting along famously with their bolshie neighbours - a group of ring-tailed lemurs and five red ruffed lemurs.
Upper Primates Keepers at Dudley Zoo have finally been able to catch up with a trio of infant black-and-white ruffed lemurs and discovered they have two girls and a boy.
THE ALL NEWS Photography runner-up Russell Pinches, aged 17, focused on our Sumatran tigress Daseep and 19-year-old Adrian Wrobel was named runner-up in the graphic design category for an informative poster about black and white ruffed lemurs.
Keeper Fiona Carmichael said: "We have nine ring-tailed lemurs, two common brown lemurs, two crowned lemurs and two black and white ruffed lemurs living in Lemur Land.
EAST AYRSHIRE - 13 wild boar EAST LOTHIAN - 200 wild boar FIFE - Two rattlesnakes, two cobras, one taipan, one death adder HIGHLAND - Three wild boar MORAY - Four serval cats and eight Savannah cats NORTH LANARKSHIRE - Two caimans, two American alligators, two Nile crocodiles, two dwarf crocodiles, two rattlesnakes, two cobras, seven vipers, five gila monsters PERTH AND KINROSS - Seven Preszwalski horses, 36 mouflon sheep, six bison, 35 wild boar, two elk, two Savannah cats, one serval cat SCOTTISH BORDERS - 14 black and white ruffed lemurs, six ring-tailed lemurs
Last month, Twycross keepers took in two male red ruffed lemurs, now one of the rarest primates on the planet, in an attempt to save them from extinction.
Red ruffed lemurs Fang and Igor arrived from Dublin Zoo and staff at Twycross are hoping one of the pair might breed with resident lemur Nadia.
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Black Lemurs, Ring Tailed Lemurs and Collared Lemurs share a large and extensively planted area with birds such as Night Herons, Madagascan Teal and Purple Gallinule.
As normal clinical pathology values for red ruffed lemurs vary minimally from that of normal ring-tailed lemurs described here, data from the eight ill animals were analyzed as a single group rather than as separate species (7).