Ring-tailed lemur

Description
Lemurs are only found on the island of Madagascar. The ring-tailed lemur is one of the most familiar and easily recognisable species. This male specimen was purchased from the taxidermist Rowland Ward for £15 in 1908.
Accession Loan No.
116/1908
Collection Class
Mammals
Common Name
ring-tailed lemur
Simple Name
mammal
Full Name
LEMURIDAE: Lemur catta Linnaeus: ring-tailed lemur
Family Group

Collection County
Betsileo Province
Collection Country
Madagascar
Collection Area Region
East Africa
Collection Continent
Africa
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Family
LEMURIDAE
Genus
Lemur
Species
catta

    There are 2 comments

    • Holly Morgenroth, Assistant Curator of Natural History, RAMM
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      This came to the museum in 1908. It cost £15. It is a threatened species in the wild but it’s easy to breed in captivity.

    • Robin, Social Services bus driver
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      I’ve played with lemurs at Shaldon Zoo.… It was our 25th wedding anniversary…. They actually took us in the pen with them…. They were crawling all over us. One put a finger in my ear! They were very gentle. My wife was chuffed to bits.

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