Crowned lemurs originate from the forests of northern Madagascar.
These lemurs get their names from the ‘crown’ marking above their eye line. The male lemur is a brown colour with grey underparts and a black crown, while the female is grey with cream underparts and an orange crown.
The average body length of a crowned lemur can be up to 36 centimetres and it can weigh up to two kilograms.
We have successfully bred crowned lemurs in recent years, with the most recent birth to ‘Pip’ in 2021. Our crowned lemurs can be found near the bird park.
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Crowned lemurs are endangered and threatened by loss of habitat due to logging, agriculture and charcoal production. They are also hunted for food and the pet trade.
Forest – found in deciduous forests in north Madagascar
Decreasing. It is estimated there are fewer than 10,000 left in the wild.
Omnivore – eats flowers, leaves and fruit