Like all lemurs, crowned lemurs are only found in Madagascar. They live in family groups in the northern forests of the island, foraging for fruit, leaves and flowers. They will also occasionally eat birds’ eggs and insects. As crowned lemurs only live in one area, they are particularly at risk. The main threats facing them are heavy logging throughout their habitat, agriculture and forest fires. Many zoos now have successful breeding programmes in order to protect lemur numbers.
Conservation status | Endangered
15-20 years in the wild, up to 30 years in captivity