Indri Lemur Facts
Mainly leaves; the Indri will also eat flowers, fruits, and seeds.
Fossa, Hawks, and Snakes
The indri is the largest lemur in the world. It has large green eyes and a black face with fuzzy ears. The lemur has a tail with white patches of fur around its body. Different populations of the indri lemur can vary in the amount of white that they have on their fur.
The indri lives in a female-dominated society, otherwise known as a matriarchy and indris mate for life or until the male dies. A group of indris consists of one male, the dominant female, and their offspring. Indris will make loud calls which can last up to 3 minutes starting with high pitched screams that descend into lower noises. A group of indris can sing up to seven times a day.
Indris are critically endangered, meaning that they are at an extremely high risk of extinction. The population of indris may decrease by 80% over the next 40 years. The main threat to the indri population is deforestation and population fragmentation. Furthermore, indris do not live well in captivity and rarely live in captivity for over a year.
How can you Help?
Learn all you can about the Lemurs of Madagascar and spread the word to others.
Help fight deforestation as loss of habitat is a huge issue for these tree huggers.