Located in Explore the Wild, a six-acre woodland habitat and thriving wetland site where you can use the tools of a wildlife biologist, the Museum’s lemur habitat is home to seven ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) and three red ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata rubra). The outdoor habitat includes an interactive climbing structure with tall trees, a climbing structure, and balancing ropes. A guest-operated zoom camera provides close-up views of these highly active, playful animals.
Red Ruffed Lemurs
Three red ruffed lemurs can be found inside a temperature-controlled enclosure with a large viewing window. Red ruffed lemurs get their name from the thick ruff around their necks. These lemurs are very vocal, using a series of at least twelve different sounds to warn each other of predators, such as snakes, eagles, and humans. In addition to a wide variety of calls, red ruffed lemurs also have acute senses of smell, vision, and hearing.