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Crowned lemur

Eulemur coronatus

Crowned lemur

Crowned lemurs originate from the forests of northern Madagascar.

These lemurs get their names from the ‘crown’ marking above their eye line. The male lemur is a brown colour with grey underparts and a black crown, while the female is grey with cream underparts and an orange crown.

Animal class


Diet - Omnivores
These lemurs eat flowers, leaves and fruit.

The average body length of a crowned lemur can be up to 36 centimetres and it can weigh up to two kilograms.

Crowned lemurs live in the dry deciduous forests in the north of Madagascar.

Conservation status
The IUCN believes that crowned lemurs face a high risk of extinction in the wild.

The main threat to crowned lemurs is the loss of their habitat for logging, agriculture and charcoal production.

Current population
It is estimated that there are fewer than 10,000 left in the wild.

Zoo population
There are 100 crowned lemurs in zoos across the world.