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Visit Our Ringtail Lemurs 2018

By Chris Taylor Monday, September 17, 2018

Greetings my friends and welcome to the week of the ringtail lemur! Before we kick things off here I just want to remind all of you all that we currently have our “Fall Combo Ticket” available. Our Fall Combo Ticket includes an all-day General Admission and a trip around the park on our Safari Train Ride. The Combo Ticket gives you both options for one great low price. Now, back to the ring tails.

Lemurs hail from the Island of Madagascar. That’s in the Indian Ocean off of the coast of Mozambique. If you’ve ever seen the children’s movies “Madagascar,” the character named King Julien was the leader of the troop with the dance moves on the island.

That’s an interesting switch by the makers of the cartoon also. You see the ringtails would have been more likely to have had a queen. They live in a matriarchal society. That means that they are led by the alpha or dominant females in the troop.

Ringtail Squabbles

During mating season, male lemurs will wipe their tails with the scent glands on their arms and then waves them at each other while shooting each other the stink eye. I kind of equate that to watching the cheerleaders dance it out in the movie “You Got Served.”

The ringtail lemur is a great animal to come and check out when you’re in Timbavati Wildlife Park. They are always buzzing around playing and munching on fruits. Remember we’re still open for the season and check out more ringtail facts in this week’s video.

 

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