A familiar example of the true lemur, the Ring-Tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) , or ‘Madagascar cat’, is a greyish, furry animal, with a fox-like face, and a long bushy tail banded with black and white. It is commonly seen in menageries. In its native habitat, it goes in troops which remain at rest during the heat of the day, but become noisy and active at dusk.
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