Laid Back Lemur? Yeah Right!

This Red Ruffed Lemur looks like he was all kicked back chillin out, but it's like an optical illusion. In reality he was a spaz attack, flipping and jumping all around like he was fighting some invisible ninja lemur rival. The other Red Ruffed was perching on a branch with her back to me watching his free for all 1-on-none battle too. (I say he & she, but I may have them mixed up). I was just plain lucky to get this shot, he must have paused for a millisecond as I snapped the shutter.


Red ruffed lemurs lack extensive digit coordination, so they groom themselves and each other with their teeth. Six bottom teeth form what is called the toothcomb, and a specialized claw on the second toes of their hind feet is used to brush their long, fluffy coat.


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  • Photo--Graphy 4y

    Wow... Fantastic shot
  • Light ᶤˢ ᵒᶠᶠ 4y

    Charming colors - nice portrait!
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  • Patricia Thomas PRO 4y

    How fun to get this shot.
  • chrisieh PRO 4y

    Wow....the lemur's eye is set off by the background color and the black face. It has that crazed look!!!
  • *Lynne PRO 4y

    Love their eyes--I want a lemur!
  • Expressions by Christine PRO 4y

    I tried to use my toothcomb on my boyfriend's back, but he was having none of it. *sigh*
    Cute shot. :o)
  • Bill 4y

    outtasite G! Great capture of this cute little creature!!

    Thanks, I've never seen one!!!
  • Paolo Ammannati PRO 4y

    Beautiful my friend.
  • Karen 4y

    Oh, I love these guys!
    Had a couple of crawling all over me once....
    Their paws are softer than the most buttery expensive leather you have ever felt!
    Nice shot!
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Taken on August 21, 2011
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