Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Collared Lemur


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Eulemur collaris
PROFILE:

Collared lemurs are arboreal, meaning they like to spend much of their time in trees. They are also cathemeral, meaning that they can be active at many times of the day and night, so you might see them foraging for food, or you might find them snoozing away in a crook of a tree. The collared lemur is one of six subspecies of the brown lemur. Like most animals that are native to Madagascar, these creatures are threatened by habitat loss.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Primate, Prosimian (primitive primates)
NATIVE TO:
southeastern Madagascar
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Endangered
DIET:
Omnivore; mostly fruit and vegetation but also eggs and invertebrates.
LIFESPAN:
Wild - average 20-25 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Co-ed social groups
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