Red ruffed lemurs
At the Detroit Zoo
Red ruffed lemurs Iray and Telo were born in April 2018 and moved to the Detroit Zoo in February 2023. These brothers share a space at the Detroit Zoo with a troop of ring-tailed lemurs. During the winter months, they can be viewed inside the Hideaway habitat.
Red ruffed lemurs are named for their plush, rust-colored coats. These primates tend to weigh about 7 pounds and reach up to 45 inches tall.
Native to remote rainforests of northern Madagascar, red ruffed lemurs are largely arboreal and spend much of their lives in the trees.
Red ruffed lemurs are important pollinators. They move pollen between flowers when they drink the nectar inside.
Red ruffed lemurs are highly vocal and are known to use at least 12 different calls to communicate with each other.