Southern red-fronted brown lemur - juvenile male closeup, Kirindy Reserve, Madagascar
A second series of photos from this charming species, featuring a juvenile male and an adult female. The male is easily recognized by its red front, which is black in females. Southern red-fronted brown lemurs live and move in groups. As a tactical photography tip: very often if you find one taking a particular path in the canopy, you can anticipate on the rest of the group following the same route. In our experience this holds true for many lemur species.
The red-fronted lemur, also known as the red-fronted brown lemur or southern red-fronted brown lemur, is a species of lemur from Madagascar. Until 2001, it was considered a subspecies of the common brown lemur, ''E. fulvus''. In 2001, ''E. fulvus'' was split into several separate species, including ''Eulemur rufus'', in which this species was included. In 2008, ''E. rufus'' was split into two species, the red lemur and the red-fronted lemur . ''E. rufus'' covers the population on the west coast.. more