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Red Ruffed Lemur  Geotagged,Israel,Red ruffed lemur,Varecia rubra Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Only once before did I see this creature (in a zoo). Back then I did not realize how special and beautiful it really is. You inspired me to visit again soon! Promoted. Posted 8 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

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Uploaded Jan 7, 2013. Captured Dec 30, 2012 12:09 in Truman 19-21, Ramat Gan, Israel.
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm