|Geographical Range||Southwestern Madagascar (off the eastern coast of Africa)|
|Habitat||Forests, scrublands, deserts|
|Scientific Name||Lemur catta|
These lemurs live in large social groups averaging 18 members. Like most lemur species, females are dominant to males. Mothers give birth once a year and twins are not uncommon. Female offspring stay in their birth group; males leave when they are three to five years old.
Did You Know?
Males use their striped tails during "stink fights:" they rub their tail over scent glands on their arms, then wave it at their opponent.