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The red ruffed lemur - Varecia rubra This lemur was a little shy and always hide back into the foliage.<br />
Now and then he came forward to take a look.<br />
I had to be quick to catch him :) Animalia,Chordata,Geotagged,Lemuridae,Madagascar,Mammalia,Palmarium Reserve,Primates,Red ruffed lemur,Varecia,Varecia rubra Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

The red ruffed lemur - Varecia rubra

This lemur was a little shy and always hide back into the foliage.
Now and then he came forward to take a look.
I had to be quick to catch him :)

    comments (8)

  1. Lovely capture. Quite unusual not to have the patch of white on its neck and to have such dark eyes, beautiful!
    I am tempted to suggest that this is a collared brown (Eulemur collaris), where exactly did you see it Wendy? Of course I am not suggesting you are incorrect, just need to satisfy myself!
    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. No problem, glad you mention it. Now I see it too.
      I guess you're right. I'm going to to have another search.
      Posted 4 years ago
  2. Absolutely stunning capture! We did not see this species in Madagascar, glad you did! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thanks, still have to figure out which species it is.
      The red ruffed lemur is not right.
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. Are you sure? If I do a Google image search on the location (Palmarium Reserve), I see a lot of photos of what looks to be the same species, all identified as the red ruffed lemur. Posted 4 years ago
        1. I see what you mean, but I'm still confused.
          This one is missing the white spot on its neck.
          And he has a brown tail instead of the black one...
          Posted 4 years ago
  3. beautiful Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 4 years ago

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The red ruffed lemur is one of two species in the genus ''Varecia'', the ruffed lemurs; the other is the black-and-white ruffed lemur. Like all lemurs, it is native to Madagascar and occurs only in the rainforests of Masoala, in the northeast of the island. It is one of the largest primates of Madagascar with a body length of 53 cm, a tail length of 60 cm and a weight of 3.3–3.6 kg. Its soft, thick fur is red and black in colour and sports a buff or cream colored spot at the nape, but a few.. more

Similar species: Primates
Species identified by Eric_S
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Uploaded Oct 19, 2014. Captured in 2, Madagascar.