Crowned lemurs were named for the crown-shaped patch of orange fur on their head. They are agile climbers; their slender limbs and a long tail, measuring up to 28 inches, help with balance when moving through the treetops. These diurnal primates forage during the day for fruits, leaves, and insects.
Interesting Fact 1
Males are typically reddish brown while females are gray.
Interesting Fact 2
Like all lemur species, crowned lemurs have a dental "comb" formed by six lower incisors and canine teeth, which they use frequently for grooming.
Interesting Fact 3
Lemurs are the most threatened group of mammals on the planet; 95 percent of lemur species are at risk of extinction. Their population decline is primarily due to habitat loss caused by logging, agriculture, and charcoal production.
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Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.
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Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.