Black and White Ruffed Lemur Varecia variegata (variegata)

Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Black and White Ruffed Lemur close-up
The Black and White Ruffed Lemur is the largest species of Lemur and comes from a few pockets of forest on the east side of Madagascar. It is critically endangered.
It is one of only two primates to build a nest in trees, the other being its close relative the Red Ruffed Lemur.
Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Black and White Ruffed Lemur
Like other lemurs, they live in social groups and, like humans, they like to sunbathe.
There are three subspecies: the nominal subspecies shown on this page, the Northern or White-belted Ruffed Lemur (see link below) and the Southern Black and White Ruffed.
Black and White Ruffed Lemur "Please, Miss!"
Black and White Ruffed Lemur "The one that got away was this big!"
Black and White Ruffed Lemur "It was this big, I'm telling you"
Black and White Ruffed Lemur "Are you listening to me? It was this big"
Black and White Ruffed Lemur "God, no-one's listening to me"
Black and White Ruffed Lemur showing tail The long tail
Black and White Ruffed Lemur face Close-up
Black and White Ruffed Lemurs curled up Curled up using the long, bushy tail for warmth