Saturday, January 17, 2009

Brown Lemur

Scientific Classification

Eulemur fulvus albifrons

Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Lemuridae

Brown Lemurs are good climbers and spend most of their time in trees. Males and females differ in coat color and facial pattern. They are active in day and night. They live in pairs or in small groups of adult males and females that rarely exceed 20 members. They have most omnivorous diets, including locally available fruits but also flowers and leaves during other seasons. They have also been observed eating various arthropods and some small vertebrates. Female usually give birth to a single infant after about 120 days of gestation. They carry their young on their body. Life span of a brown lemur is about 35 years in captivity.