IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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This species gets its common name from a ruff of rust red hair that flanks its black face like sideburns and covers most of its body except for a patch of white fur at the back of the head. Red Ruffed Lemurs average 60 cm (23 in.) in body length with females somewhat heavier than males.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Source: Harvard Museum of Natural History Africa Hall

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