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29) Probably the most familiar member of this family is the ring-tailed lemur. They live in small social groups which include adults of both sexes along with their youngsters. Ring-tailed lemurs have only one infant at a time, but all infants in a group are born at the same time of year and have the chance to play with their peers as they mature. Play is important to young primates who must learn the skills needed to live in a social group. Ring-tailed lemur sitting in a tree. Photo taken in a zoo.
Notes: Ring-tailed lemur sitting in a tree. Photo taken in a zoo.
Scientific name: Lemur catta
Photo © by: Michael Pogany

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