Ring-tailed Lemur Lemur catta

Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur
The Ring-tailed Lemur, like all lemurs, comes from the island of Madagascar.  It is native to southern Madagascar.  Lemurs are primates, closely related to monkeys/apes and thus to humans.  The Latin name "catta" is because of its striped tail.
Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur
The tail is a useful wrap around for warmth/comfort and is used in display (and waving scent in the air) and balance. Male and female have a similar appearance. The orange eyes have thick black eye-shadow and on some Ring-tailed Lemurs it rises to a line which joins the brow (above centre).
Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur
These do not have the eye-shadow shaped like their black noses with an upper peak joining the brow but have more round "black eyes".
Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur
Ring-tailed Lemur
They live in social groups, communicating by tail when foraging.
Ring-tailed Lemurs rowing
Ring-tailed Lemur rowing
Ring-tailed Lemurs
They enjoying practising rowing even without a boat.