They are found along the east coast of Madagascar.
They live in the rainforest.
They can weigh up to 8 pounds (4 kg). They can reach 4 feet long, including their long tails. The body alone can be up to 2 feet (56 cm) long. They have reddish fur with a black face and white patch on the back the head.
They live in family groups and spend a lot of time grooming each other.
They eat fruit and leaves.
They are killed by snakes eagles, fossa and man.
Females are pregnant for 3.5 months (gestation) and have about 3 babies.
Unknown lifespan. They are listed as critically endangered.
Species: Varecia rubra
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