Wildlife to Visit of the Order Primates

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta )
Bluebell woods.
Carpet of Bluebells. © Angie Muldowney cc
Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta )
Bluebell woods.
Carpet of Bluebells. © Angie Muldowney cc

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There are 2 wildlife species pictured below. Some species can only be seen during certain months. Wildlife that has been observed at this time of year are shown first preceeded by a green bar. Wildlife that can be seen at a different time of year is show last preceeded by a blue bar.

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Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) All year round.
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Family: Lemuridae

Habitat: Deciduous forest and montane forest.

Size: Length 39-46 cm (15-18 in), tail 56-63 cm (22-25 in). 2.2 Kg.

Food: Fruits and leaves, flowers, herbs, bark and sap. spider webs, insect cocoons, arthropods, chameleons and small birds.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Threatened - Endangered

Highly social, female dominantdiurnal species living in groups of up to 30 individuals. To keep warm and reaffirm social bonds, groups will huddle together. the ring-tailed lemur uses numerous vocalizations including group cohesion and alarm calls.

Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) © Photo by Mathias Appel
Mantled Guereza Monkey (Colobus guereza) All year round.
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Family: Cercopithecidae

Habitat: Deciduous forest, evergreen forest, highland forest, montane forest and savanna woodlands.

Size: Length averages 61.5 centimetres (24.2 in) for males and 57.6 centimetres (22.7 in) for females.

Food: Leaves, seeds, fruits, and arthropods.

Season: All year round.

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The mantled guereza lives in social groups of three to fifteen individuals, that normally include a dominant male, several females and offspring.

Mantled guereza (Colobus guereza) © MTM arr
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