Ghosts of the Rain Forest
The word “lemur” means “ghost” in Latin, and once you hear the call of a lemur you’ll know why!
Lemurs communication with loud vocalizations and with scent. You may notice them rubbing their bodies on branches (scent marking) to let others know they were there. Ruffed lemurs are found only in Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa. They play an important role in the rain forest ecosystem, dispersing the seeds of the fruit they eat.
At Reid Park Zoo
Accredited Zoos like Reid Park Zoo are working together to conserve this species through managed breeding programs. The lemurs currently at Reid Park Zoo are an approved breeding pair.