Habitat

Most habitation occurs in forest lands from the evergreen forests on the east coast of Madagascar to the hot, dry forests of the southwestern part of the country. They are basically solitary while in their habitat, but their population densities

A red-tailed sportive lemur (Lepilemur ruficaudatus) in the tree canopy. (Photo by Harald Schütz. Reproduced by permission.)

can be quite high. Males have larger territories than females, and the territory of a male usually overlaps that of several females. Members of the same sex defend territories against one another by using vocalizations, chases, and fights to drive out trespassers and transgressors.

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