High in the mountains of Madagascar, a troop of ring tailed lemurs live a relatively relaxed life in an area that provides them some safety and sustenance. In this BBC clip narrated by Sir David Attenborough, watch how the prosimian primates sun themselves, clean their long tails, play together, and vocalize in a variety of ways. Babies cling to their mothers’ bodies as the moms jump along the steep rock face to gather and eat canopy fruits. One mother is carrying twins!
Famous for a long tail full of black and white stripes, endangered ring tail lemurs are smart and highly social creatures, as seen in the video above and the lunchtime photo below, taken at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World.
In the archives: More Madagascar, more tales of tails, and more primate videos, including this lar gibbon crossing a suspension bridge and an orangutan mother cuddling her baby.