A rare red ruffed lemur, born almost three weeks ago at the San Diego Zoo, had his weight checked at the zoo’s Primate Propagation Center this week.
The lemur, the first of its species to be born at the facility in 13 years, weighed in at 9.2 ounces
The Red Ruffed Lemur is a medium sized species. They don’t associate with any other types of Lemurs.
The Red Ruffed Lemur tends to look more like a primate than many other species of Lemurs. They offer a reddish color with a white tuff on top of the head. They also have a very long tail that is black and it is very hairy. They face is very dark black and they have a long snout. The fur is thick and very soft to the touch. They have a ring of pink color on the base of the tail.
Masoala is in the Northeast portion of Madagascar Island. That is the home to the Red Ruffed Lemur. They are very clean primates and take pride in making very nice nests.