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Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Ring-tailed Lemur | Lemur catta

Ring-tailed lemurs or Kattas is a primate species from the group of lemurs. They live on the island of Madagascar and are classified as endangered. They have a conspicuous, ringed tail, with which they can balance well. The ancient Romans called the evil spirits of the deceased “Lemures”. Of all lemurs, the Katta spends most of its time on the ground, which is an adaptation to the partially dry habitat.

Serengeti-Park animals: Katta

Kattas like to be in stony and rocky terrain. They are the only lemur species active in the day. They like fruits of all kinds, nuts, roots, tubers and onions. While eating, they hold the food in their hands and bite off with their molars. Can you see how sharp their teeth are? Kattas are very sociable, you often see them sitting together. Among the animals, there is a strict hierarchy. While the females usually remain in the social group into which they are born, the males change groups once or several times. The katta likes to sunbathe, sitting upright, arms spread, face and belly facing the sun.