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Ring-tailed lemur Lemur catta

Animals in our sanctuary

Thimba
Date of birth
01-01-2013
Date taken in
10-07-2014
Thimba

Thimba, Bosede and Kamuzu were found in a van during a regular check of the road police. Several animals had already died and there were no official papers. These animals either went to a lab as lab animals or were going to be sold as pets. The animals were immediately confiscated and temporarily welcomed in a rescue center. Then the lemurs came to De Zonnegloed and can now enjoy a hopeful life again.


Bosede
Date of birth
01-01-2013
Date taken in
10-07-2014
Bosede

Bosede, Thimba and Kamuzu were found in a van during a regular check of the road police. Several animals had already died and there were no official papers. These animals either went to a lab as lab animals or were going to be sold as pets. The animals were immediately confiscated and temporarily welcomed in a rescue center. Then the lemurs came to De Zonnegloed and can now enjoy a hopeful life again.


Kamuzu
Date of birth
19-04-2013
Date taken in
10-07-2014
Kamuzu

Kamuzu, Bosede and Thimba were found in a van during a regular check of the road police. Several animals had already died and there were no official papers. These animals either went to a lab as lab animals or were going to be sold as pets. The animals were immediately confiscated and temporarily welcomed in a rescue center. Then the lemurs came to De Zonnegloed and can now enjoy a hopeful life again.


Where does he feel most at home?

The ring-tailed lemur lives in the forests of Madagascar. He likes to lie in the sun in the morning. Right after he will go search for food until the temperature is at its highest in the afternoon, than he takes a rest again.

What's his favourite food?

The ring-tailed lemur prefers to eat fruit, berries, flowers, leaves, bark, tree husk and insects.

Fun fact

The ring tailed lemur has scent glands on its wrists and on its back. The males also has scent glands in the armpits. Above the scent glands the skin is keratinized, which allows him to rub the scents on, for example, tree trunks. The female puts out smell traces to attract males. When a male encounters the scent of a female, he often gives off a scent himself. This is to prevent other males from noticing that there is a female in the neighbourhood who is willing to mate. The female also applies scent traces over the traces of other females.

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