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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Mammals
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Keywords:Animals, D7000, Mammals, Nature, Nikon, Outdoor, Photography, Spohr, Wildlife
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Ring-Tailed Lemur - Lemur catta

Ring-Tailed Lemur - Lemur catta

The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most recognized lemur due to its long, black and white ringed tail. It belongs to Lemuridae, one of five lemur families, and is the only member of the Lemur genus. Like all lemurs, it is endemic to the island of Madagascar. Known locally in Malagasy as maky, spelt maki in French) or hira, it inhabits gallery forests to spiny scrub in the southern regions of the island. It is omnivorous and the most terrestrial of extant lemurs. The animal is diurnal, being active exclusively during daylight hours.

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