Ring Tailed Lemur Project

Drawing of a Lemur standing on a tree branch

The Ring-tailed Lemur is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most recognized lemur due to its long, black and white ringed tail. Like all lemurs it is endemic to the island of Madagascar. It is omnivorous and active exclusively in daylight hours. The Ring-tailed Lemur is highly social, living in groups of up to 30 individuals. It is also female dominant, a trait common among lemurs. For this project we use wildlife artist Sally Michel painting, working on proportion, shape and color to create a lemur in its natural habitat.

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