Red Ruffed Lemur
80% of the lemur’s original habitat in Madagascar has been destroyed.
- They are found in Masoala, in the Northeast of Madagascar.
- In 1997 Masoala Park was created as a refuge for these Lemurs. It is difficult to determine exactly how many red ruffed lemurs exist in the wild but numbers continue to drop.
- The IUCN red list, classifies these lemurs as ‘critically endangered. It is estimated that the population will decline by 80% over three generations (24 years, assuming a generation length of 8 years).
- They are under threat due to:
- The ongoing decline in size and quality of their habitat because of an upsurge of illegal logging.
- The unsustainable hunting of red ruffed lemurs for food.
- Frequent cyclones.