Lemur

Species: Eulemur macaco flavifrons (Blue-eyed black)

Geographic Range: Madagascar

Size: 15-18 inches long, 4-5 pounds

Lifespan: up to 20 years

Conservation Status: Critically endangered

Como’s Lemurs

Find them with the Primates Map

Fun Facts

  • Male blue-eyed black lemurs are black, while females are reddish-brown.
  • A long nose helps the lemur have an excellent sense of smell.
  • Scent glands on the bottoms of a lemur’s feet leave a scent trail in the forest.
  • A lemur’s long tail is used for balance, especially when leaping between branches.