A tail to tell

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

Known for their distinctive tail of black and white stripes, this lemur species always draws a crowd.

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

Lemur catta


2.2 - 3 kg (5.5 - 7 lb)


Length: 100.3 cm (39.5 in

Conservation Status



The ring-tailed lemur is found in the dry forests and bush of southern and southwestern Madagascar.


Ring-tailed lemurs forage for a variety of fruit on the forest floor, forming a majority of their diet. They also eat leaves, flowers, bark, and tree sap. In rare instances, they have been seen to eat decayed wood, insects, or small vertebrates such as chameleons.

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