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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:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/33539/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_front_view_madagascar.html" title="Territorial Northern black-and-white ruffed lemur, Nosy Mangabe - front view, Madagascar"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/33539_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1578528010&Signature=n8seykd3oDVUvsG8d24hlukWz%2Bc%3D" width="200" height="180" alt="Territorial Northern black-and-white ruffed lemur, Nosy Mangabe - front view, Madagascar We&#039;ve been observing these peaceful, endangered lemurs on the island of Nosy Mangabe for 20 minutes or so. We had some photos, they were in a state of rest, so we were packing up to move on. Then, like the flip of a switch they go into absolute panic mode. Violent screams, trees shaking, truly aggressive behavior.<br />
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As it turns out, completely out of our sight they detected a rival group, and they were being very clear on where their territory begins. We were caught in the middle, lucky and fascinated. I&#039;m sharing several shots just because it was an awe-inspiring moment for us.<br />
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On this photo you can see it firmly holding on to the tree branch with all limbs, in order to shake it as violently as possible. This is a game of display, not actual aggression.<br />
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Full series, in order:<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33538/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_resting_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33541/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_intimidating_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33535/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33539/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_front_view_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33536/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_side_view_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33535/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33537/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_rotating_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33540/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_closeup_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33542/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_aftermath_madagascar.html<br />
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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. Africa,Andasibe,Black-and-white ruffed lemur,Geotagged,Lemur Island,Madagascar,Madagascar 2019,Varecia variegata,Winter,World Click/tap to enlarge

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:

Territorial Northern black-and-white ruffed lemur, Nosy Mangabe - front view, Madagascar We've been observing these peaceful, endangered lemurs on the island of Nosy Mangabe for 20 minutes or so. We had some photos, they were in a state of rest, so we were packing up to move on. Then, like the flip of a switch they go into absolute panic mode. Violent screams, trees shaking, truly aggressive behavior.<br />
<br />
As it turns out, completely out of our sight they detected a rival group, and they were being very clear on where their territory begins. We were caught in the middle, lucky and fascinated. I'm sharing several shots just because it was an awe-inspiring moment for us.<br />
<br />
On this photo you can see it firmly holding on to the tree branch with all limbs, in order to shake it as violently as possible. This is a game of display, not actual aggression.<br />
<br />
Full series, in order:<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33538/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_resting_madagascar.html<br />
<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33541/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_intimidating_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33535/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33539/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_front_view_madagascar.html<br />
<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33536/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_side_view_madagascar.html<br />
<br />
http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33535/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33537/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_rotating_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33540/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_closeup_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33542/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_aftermath_madagascar.html<br />
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http://www.jungledragon.com/image/33543/territorial_northern_black-and-white_ruffed_lemur_nosy_mangabe_-_aftermath_madagascar.html Africa,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Northern black-and-white ruffed lemur,Nosy Mangabe,Varecia variegata subcincta,World

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.

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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

Similar species: Primates
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Uploaded Dec 1, 2019. Captured Jul 20, 2019 16:40 in Route de Mantadia, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.4
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO64
  • 85mm