Lemurs
of Red Wire Wildlife Ranch
Red Wire Wildlife Ranch
Lemurs are classified as a suborder of primates, meaning they share many characteristics of primates but are not directly related to what we all know as "monkeys". There are 103 distinct species of lemurs in the world all from the single island of Madagascar. Madagascar is located off the eastern coast of Africa. Of the 103 species, 94 are threatened with extinction due to Madagascar's fast growing human population, loss of habitat, and over-hunting of bushmeat for locals.
For more information about the many different lemur species or lemur conservation check out Duke Lemur Center of North Carolina.
Red Wire Wildlife Ranch is currently home to two species of lemurs: a healthy thriving troop of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) and a trio of common brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus). Baby lemurs are born in the spring each year and Red Wire Wildlife Ranch does offer ring-tailed lemur babies for sale. For more information regarding the purchase or ownership of a ring-tailed lemur please contact fisher.pyburn@centex.net
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) now considers lemurs the most endangered species of mammals in the world.