From Red-bellied lemurs’ name, you’d think they all have red bellies, right? Wrong! Only males of the species have red bellies, and females have white ones – so they’re very easy to tell apart.
Red-bellied lemurs have a very cute family dynamic. A male, a female, and all of their children live together and are very close. They eat, sleep, and travel together.
The Red-bellied lemur is the rarest species of its genus “Eulmur”, and there aren’t that many in zoos and wildlife parks. This means it’s all the more important to keep them safe.
Like Greater bamboo lemurs, Red-bellied lemurs are threatened by habitat loss because of human activity. We are currently working on a project with the organisation, Helpsimus
to help protect them and work with community education and initiatives to encourage local people to look after them.