IUCN STATUS: Vulnerable
As with all lemurs, red-bellied lemurs are endemic to the island of Madagascar.
Males have white patches around their eyes and a red ‘belly’ whereas females have white stomachs and no eye patches. As with most lemurs species females are dominant over the males.
Red-bellied lemurs mainly eat fruit, leaves and flowers with a few insects. They forage at all heights in the forest and have been observed eating over 70 different species of plant.
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