The Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus) is a mammal in the Lemuridae family of lemurs.
The Crowned Lemur has a brown-orange crown on the top of its head. The female has a grey body with an orange crown, and the male has a darker reddish-brown body with a black and orange crown. It has a long non-prehensile tail which it uses to balance itself when jumping from branch to branch. It has opposable thumbs for gripping branches. It has long, slender arms and legs.
It grows to 31-36 centimetres (12-14 inches) long. Its tail is 42-51 centimetres (17-20 inches) long.
It is endemic to the dry, deciduous forests of northern Madagascar.
It is diurnal, active during the day.
It eats flowers, fruits, and leaves.
It lives in small groups with a female leading each social group.
The female gives birth to one live young after a pregnancy of 125 days.
The Crowned Lemur lives, on average, for 20 years.
Location of photographs: Parc Zoologique de Paris in Bois de Vincennes, France
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM