#SpeciesSpotlight— An average Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is about 80 cm long

#SpeciesSpotlight— An average Crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is about 80 cm long with adults weighing about 2 lbs. This species gets its name from the orange-brown, forward pointing, V-shaped crown that runs from the eyebrows alongside the ears and onto the cheeks found on the males. Females also have a similar crown but it is a slightly lighter color and not as prominent.

Crowned lemurs are thought to be the only lemur species found on the Cap d’Ambre Peninsula, the most northerly point on the island. They can be found in tropical moist and dry lowlands and in mid-altitude forests of extreme northern Madagascar. The IUCN Red List conservation status is currently listed as endangered with populations decreasing.

As of 2009, there were 100 individuals in Zoological collections worldwide. Wild sightings of Crowned lemurs have been confirmed in several national parks and special reserves.




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