Brown Lemur

Brown Lemurs are the most common lemurs on the island of Madagascar, the only place in the world where lemurs are found. They exist in three populations on the island as well as an introduced population on the island of Mayotte.

Brown Lemurs are primates and inhabit a variety of forests including lowland forest, montane rainforests, moist evergreen forests and deciduous forests. They live 20 – 25 years and reach a weight of 2 – 2.4 kg (4.4 – 5.3 lb.). They spend 95% of their time in groups of 5 to 12 or larger in the upper layers of the forest.

Brown Lemurs eat fruit, leaves and flowers. Females give birth to one offspring each year.

Brown Lemur @ Safari Niagara

  • There are two brown lemurs living at Safari Niagara. Their names are Kiwi and Sparkle

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lemuridae
Genus: Eulemar
Species: Eulemar puluus

Did you know?

  • All species of lemur are considered endangered or critically endangered today.
  • The greatest threat to lemurs is habitat destruction or fragmentation due to logging, much of it illegal.