Scientific name : Eulemur coronatus

Its name comes from the characteristic crown present above his eyebrows. Males and females have the crown, but apart from that, they are very different. Females are predominantly grey with an orange crown in a V-shape, while the males are a much darker reddish brown with a black and orange crown.

Did you know?

They live in groups ranging in size from five to up to 15 animals, but to find food they divide in subgroups. They then use specific cries to keep contact between the different subgroups.

Key figures

  • Total length: 85 cm, including 50 cm just for the tail
  • Weight: 1,5 to 1,8 kg
  • 1 or 2 young will be born after a gestation period of about 4 months
  • Life expectancy: 27 years in captivity

Keep up hope

Like most lemurs, crowned lemur are victims of a shrinking habitat due to human activities in Madagascar.
Today, we find them mainly in protected areas, where protection measures are constantly improving. The IUCN has listed this species among those which need protection in priority.