Black & White Ruffed Lemur
Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Varecia variegata variegata
They live in variable multi male-multi female single pairs and communities and they are very territorial. The extremely loud barking call is to ward off other lemurs. They have a group size of 5-16 and up to 32.
Map: Red = Locations Found 793
Since 2005, our Antongil Conservation project has worked in a bay in the north east of Madagascar. People there are poor and had to live off the land. For years they hunted lemurs for meat, and cut down forest to sell wood and use the land for farming.
Our teams monitor wildlife, plant trees and patrol the area for illegal logging and poachers. We also have a new reintroduction project for lemurs.
Ecotourism has been introduced, as well as education and employment for local people. Our annual “lemur festival” attracts thousands of citizens, who celebrate the lemurs and the successes of the project!