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Crowned Lemur

Scientific Name
Eulemur coronatus
Northernmost area of Madagascar
Estimated Wild Population
Crowned lemur in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Endangered Endangered Status Graph - Endangered

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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.

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Males are typically reddish brown while females are gray.

Like all lemur species, crowned lemurs have a dental “comb” formed by six lower incisors and canine teeth, which they use frequently for grooming.

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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