Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
is a prosimian from the family Lemuridae, the sole representative of the lemur genus, endemic to the south-west of Madagascar. They lead life on the ground, on the open, dry, rocky, and rarely forested areas in groups of 5-20 individuals. It mainly feeds on fruits, supplementing the diet with leaves and seeds, and only occasionally insects.
Ring-tailed lemur is the prototype of the beloved King Julian.
A number of them live in our zoo, but the largest herd inhabits the island behind the Terrarium. On average, there are 12 individuals, but whenever there are whelps their number swells to 18. Interestingly, they often give birth to twins.