Head and body length: 43 - 57 cm, tail: 60 - 65 cm
3.1 - 3.6 kg
Unknown, population declining
Remnant tracts of tropical moist lowland and montane forests
Unmistakable. With its long face, lavishly tufted ears and raucous calls, the black-and-white ruffed lemur is easy to pick out of the crowd. ruffed lemurs are the largest and most frugivorous members of the lemur family, the latter trait making them effective pollinators and seed dispersers. They also distinguish themselves as the only primate to build nests exclusively for birth and the first few days of rearing their young. Females carry their young and "park" them while they forage. But there's no mistaking the deadly dangers they encounter, from the wholesale destruction of the forest to hunting.