Crowned Lemur

Endangered

Bonnie, the female, and Richard, the male, live in the park


Scientific name : Eulemur coronatus

Where do they live?

At the northern tip of the island of Madagascar

Did you know?

They live in groups of 5 to 15 individuals and divide up into several sub-groups to look for food. The lemurs use vocalisations to keep contact between the various sub-groups.

Its name comes from the distinctive mark above its eyebrows. Both males and females have the crown mark, but otherwise they are quite different. Males have a brown body with an orange crown and a black mark on the head, while females have a grey body and a V-shaped orange crown.

Length

35 cm.

Length of the tail

50 cm.

Weight

1.5 kg to 1.8 kg.

Gestation period

4 months.

Life expectancy

27 years in captivity.

Keep up hope

Like most lemurs, crowned lemurs suffer from habitat loss due to human activities in Madagascar. Today, they are mostly found in protected areas, where conservation efforts are continually improving. The IUCN has classified this species as a priority for protection.