Red-ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra)
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Species: Varecia rubra (Saint-Hilaire, 1812) - Red-ruffed lemur
Measurements taken from 3 adults:
Head & Body Length
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Population in Wild
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Age at Weaning
Typical Life Expectancy
© 2015-2020 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance. Updated October 2015. IUCN Status updated Oct 2020.
How to cite: Red-ruffed Lemur (Varecia rubra) Fact Sheet. c2015-2020. San Diego (CA): San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance; [accessed YYYY Mmm dd]. http://ielc.libguides.com/sdzg/factsheets/ redruffedlemur.
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We wish to thank Mylisa Whipple for providing expert content review of this fact sheet.
Ms. Whipple has been a Primate Keeper at the Saint Louis Zoo for almost 11 years. She is currently the North American Regional Studbook Keeper and International Studbook Keeper for both Red Ruffed Lemurs and Black and White Ruffed Lemurs.
She holds a Master's of Science in Zoology with an emphasis in Animal Behavior from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, in addition to a Bachelor's of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology from Western Illinois University.