Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52256

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Lepilemuridae
Genus:Lepilemur
Genus species:Lepilemur rufescens

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:24-30 cm
Weight:.5-1 kg
Identification:The sportive lemur has dense woolly fur. Their legs are longer than their arms, and their tail is shorter than their body.
Habitat:Forests
Diet:Herbivore: fruit, leaves, flowers, bark
Reproduction:Gestation lasts 135 days, after which a single offspring is born in September, October, or November.
Sportive lemurs are solitary animals.
Behavior:Sportive lemurs are arboreal and nocturnal.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:These animals can leap a distance of five meters between tree trunks.

Other Information

Geographic:Madagascar Date:1981-10 Subjects:monkey
primate
Sportive lemur
Lemur (Genus)
Lemuridae
Lemurs
Prosimians
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata