Animal Names: Echo, Bonsi, Shredder, Gizmo, and More!
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Common Name: Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Scientific Name: Varecia variegata variegata
Classification: Prosimian Primate
Date of Birth: March 1998 (Echo), March 31, 1993 (Bonsai), April 17, 1997 (Shredder), April, 2001 (Gizmo and infant female)
Gender: Echo/Female, Bonsai/Male, Shredder/Male, Gizmo/Male, Infant/Female
Birth Weight: Unknown (around 80-120grams)
Eye Color: Dark Yellow
Personality: All of the Black & White Ruffed Lemurs housed at the Sanctuary are unbelievable affectionate and loving. Immediately upon entering their habitat they are jumping into your arms. These animals actually seek and adore attention from their keepers. Loving to be petted, groomed and carried.
Point of Interest: Ruffed Lemurs are the largest of all of the living lemurs. These primates are indigenous exclusively to the island of Madagascar. One of the most endangered primates in the world, all lemurs desperately need some drastic conservation efforts. Their numbers in the wild are extremely diminished due to human destruction of their forest habitat as well as hunting. Ruffed Lemurs usually give birth to twins and triplets.
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