Ring-tailed Lemur

Females are dominant over males. They get the best food, lead the troop, and win all disputes with males. They live in the forest and in the desert on the island of Madagascar.

  • Scientific Name: Lemur catta
  • Range: South and southwest Madagascar
  • Status in the Wild: Near Threatened
  • Location in the Zoo: Wortham World of Primates
  • Cool Animal Fact: Spend 40% of their time on the ground.