In Madagascar red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) can only be found on the Masoala Peninsula and typically inhabit tropical moist lowland forest.
They prefer tall forests and are often seen in the crowns of large feeding trees.
At Lemur Conservation Foundation the red ruffed lemurs prefer the large horizontal branches of the live oaks but move quickly, agilely, and frequently through the crowns of our tallest slash pines. Red ruffed lemurs are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.
To learn more about lemurs visit our website at www.lemurreserve.org