Habitat and Geographical Distribution: Found in deciduous forests and arid shrubland areas. Only exist on the island of Madagascar.
Diet: Based on herbs, shoots, tree fruits and flowers. Sometimes also catch insects.
Reproduction: The mating period usually occurs between April and June, with a gestation period of 134 to 138 days. Females give birth to one offspring.
Conservation status: Protected Species and Vulnerable (CITES I; USDI).
Behaviour: Lives in troops of at least 20 individuals. Matriarchal, meaning females dominate over males in all aspects, including access to food. Both males as females use scent markings to mark their territory. In the mornings, the ring-tailed lemur sunbathe to warm up.