Ring-tailed lemurs are named for the distinctive, alternating black-and-white bands along their tails. They reside in southern and southwestern Madagascar and are found in social groups called troops. This species uses both vocal and scent marking as tools of communication.
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Forests, Rainforests, Scrublands
Ring-tailed lemurs are active in the morning and generally sleep in the early afternoon, becoming active again in late afternoon before settling into a sleeping spot after sunset. In the morning hours, they enjoy sunbathing, sitting with their legs outstretched and stomachs facing the sun.