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Sportive Lemurs: Lepilemuridae

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Red-tailed Sportive Lemur (lepilemur Ruficaudatus): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, BIOMES, HABITAT, SPORTIVE LEMURS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

RED-TAILED SPORTIVE LEMUR (Lepilemur ruficaudatus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
WHITE-FOOTED SPORTIVE LEMUR (Lepilemur leucopus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Sportive lemurs live only on the island of Madagascar, which is off the east coast of Africa.

Evergreen forests, where the trees stay green all year, and hot, dry forests.

Most sportive lemurs live in forested areas, ranging from evergreen rainforests to hot dry forests.

Sportive lemurs are hunted for food.

All seven species of sportive lemur are listed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) due to loss of forest habitat, or living spaces. This is due to slash-and-burn agriculture, where forests are burned to clear land for people's homes and farms. Cattle and goat overgrazing also destroys habitat. Two species are Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction, and five are Near Threatened, not currently threatened, but could become so.

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