young leaves and flowers
moist lowland and montane forest
The brown lemur moves through the forest canopy on all fours. Its tail is as long as or longer than its body and is used to maintain its balance when it performs aerial leaps.
Brown lemurs are social animals and this is seen even in their teeth! They have a dental ‘comb’, formed by modified teeth, which they use to groom one another, building relationships. They also communicate verbally – ‘crou’ is to sound the alarm while a high-pitched ‘cree’ is a territorial call.
This entertaining and engaging show features a diverse range of rainforest animals. Be awed as they show off their dexterity by jumping and flying above.
Find out how these animals’ lives have been affected by humans and why they do not necessarily make good pets. You may even get a chance to touch a snake and a slithery surprise awaits one lucky volunteer, who'll enjoy the photo opportunity of a lifetime!
Brown lemurs are hunted for food. Blowpipes, guns, bow-and-arrows and even traps are used. Sometimes entire groups are captured. Their habitat is increasingly destroyed by slash-and-burn practices, charcoal production and illegal logging. Choose paper and wood products from sustainable sources.