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Discover three incredible leaping species of lemur at the Calgary Zoo - red-fronted, ring-tailed and black-and-white ruffed.

Contrasting coat colours of black and white make this hirsute lemur a sight to see.

Conservation Status

Source: IUCN

You can find this animal in
Land of Lemurs

Exhibit Details

Hours of Operation:

Land of Lemurs is open daily at 9 a.m., with last entrance at 5:15 p.m. 

This habitat has an immersive outdoor loop that is seasonal. During evenings and winter months, the lemurs are housed in a heated building that can be viewed from exterior windows in Land of Lemurs.  

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At a Glance

Scientific Name

Varecia variegata


3 - 4.5 kg (6.6 - 10 lb)


Length: 100 - 112 cm (44 - 48 in)

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered


This species inhabits lowland to mid-altitude rain forests in eastern Madagascar.


Black-and-white ruffed lemurs are primarily frugivorous (fruit-eating), but will also eat a variety of seeds, leaves and nectar. They will open flowers with their hands and use their long tongue, making it easier to reach the nectar.

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