Red-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufifrons)


Red-fronted lemurs mainly live in the dry forests of western Madagascar but a smaller part of the population can also be found in southeastern Madagascar’s rain forests. They live in permanent multi-male multi-female groups with 4 to 18 members. Unlike most of the lemur species, females are not dominant over males but they have a rather egalitarian system. Females and males are sexually dichromatic and are easily distinguished from each other. Red-fronted lemurs reproduce in June and give birth to one infant in October. This species is omnivorous, but mainly feeds on leaves, fruit, pods, stems, flowers and bark. Red-fronted lemurs are enlisted as “near threatened” (IUCN Red List 2016).