Black and White Ruffed Lemurs ~
Black and white ruffed lemurs primarily live in trees and utilize their feet to hang from the branches in order to reach fruit. They will also eat leaves, seeds, and nectar, making them important pollinators. They are considered diurnal, meaning they are most active early in the day and late in the evening. Black and white ruffed lemurs are only found in Madagascar and are critically endangered.
Fresca and Magellen are our resident black and white ruffed lemurs at the Good Zoo. Their exhibit is equipped with many platforms, ropes, and fire hose strips to show off their climbing, hanging, and jumping abilities, but they can also be seen resting on the benches or sprawled out in the sunshine. You may even see them utilizing their hands to manipulate food out of puzzle feeders! At the zoo, the black and white ruffed lemurs receive a diet of specialized zoo primate biscuits, fresh greens, and a variety of fruit and vegetables.
You can meet the black and white ruffed lemurs by scheduling an animal encounter!