The Lemur Conservation Foundation is extremely proud to announce the birth of a critically endangered red-ruffed lemur


The Lemur Conservation Foundation is extremely proud to announce the birth of a critically endangered red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra). This little girl was born on May 9 to mom Ravina and dad Tsikey. This is the second offspring born to the pair, following the birth of son Afo in 2014.

Unlike our other lemur species, red-ruffed infants don’t cling to their mom. Instead, as females give birth to litters of one to six infants, she makes a nest where her infant or infants safely reside until they’re big enough to move around on their own.

This video is a combination of several short videos taken with a motion-detect camera mounted in Ravina’s nest box on May 10, just one day after birth. Stay tuned for updates on this little girl and all the infants born at LCF this year!

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