Black-and-white ruffed lemur, Andasibe, Madagascar
Captive. Found at Lemur Island and countless other zoos throughout the world. Very rare in the wild. A personal highlight from years earlier was to find the Northern sub species:
Notable behavior about this lemur is their dominant behavior, which for the most part is vocal only. Whether in the wild or mixed with other lemurs in captivity, they frequently go completely nuts. Trained guides can even kick start such a vocal rage.
The black-and-white ruffed lemur is the more endangered of the two species of ruffed lemurs, both of which are endemic to the island of Madagascar. Despite having a larger range than the red ruffed lemur, it has a much smaller population that is spread out, living in lower population densities and reproductively isolated. It also has less coverage and protection in large national parks than the red ruffed lemur. Three subspecies of black-and-white ruffed lemur have been recognized since the red.. more