What section of the rainforest does the ring -tailed lemur live in?
Ring-tailed lemurs are the most easily recognisable species of lemur as they are the only species to have a ringed tail and are commonly found in zoos and they sleep on trees in the rainforest
Head and body length: 42cm, Tail length: 60cm, Weight: Female: 2.6kg, Male: 2.7kg.
Ring-tailed lemurs have a grey back, with white under-parts and a white fox-like face with dark brown eye patches. They have a distinctive black and white ringed tail.
They inhabit Madagascar.
Ring-tailed lemurs live in spiny desert and dry forest, and scrub.
Although fruit makes up 70 per cent of their diet, they also feed on leaves, bark, sap and flowers.
Ring-tailed lemurs are diurnal and arboreal. They are more terrestrial than other lemurs and move quadrupedally across the forest floor. When it is sunny, they spend time sunbathing. Females are dominant to males, and the dominance hierarchies between females are complicated and changeable. Group size varies from 5-30, but averages at 17 members of mixed sex, but with one dominant female.
Females give birth to one infant after a gestation period of 134-138 days. The mother carries the infant ventrally for its first weeks and then carries it on her back.
Ring-tailed lemurs are endangered, due to the growth of human settlements and by hunting.
There are many types of lemurs, and some live in different layers of the rainforest than others. For example, the ring-tailed lemur spends much of its time in the understory, or ground level, of the rainforest, although it does spend some time in the canopy. The ruffed lemur, however, lives in the canopy, or the tops of the large rainforest trees.
Aye-aye, bamboo lemur, black lemur, dwarf lemur, indri, lepilemur, sportive of weasel lemur, ring-tailed lemur, and many other lemurs. Fly fox, fossa, fanaloka, narrow-striped mongoose, tenrec, blue coua, brookesia chameleon, chameleon, day gecko, nile crocodile, spear-nose snake, mantella and tomato frog, cornet moth, pill millipede, and flatid leaf bugs. These are only some of the many animals that live in Madagascar.
WikiPedia shows the entire island of Tasmania as being the habitat of spotted tail quolls. However, this is not strictly correct. Yes, the spotted tailed quoll can live near the Cam River (not in the river, as they are not aquatic) as Spotted-tailed quolls are most concentrated in rainforest and sclerophyll forest along the north and west coastlines of Tasmania.
Ring-tailed Lemurs live in relatively large social groups for protection. Many sets of eyes and ears help them detect predators, and they have specific alarm calls for alerting their troop to the presence of ground or aerial predators. If a ground predator is detected, everyone climbs into the forest canopy and keeps an eye on the predator.