Body weights of ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata) in European zoos with reference to the problem of obesity

Abstract 10.1002/zoo.1026.abs Qualitative observations in several European zoos revealed a high proportion of obese individuals in different species of lemurs. This phenomenon was examined in both subspecies of the ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata variegata and Varecia variegata rubra). Data on body weight were obtained from 43 animals in 13 European zoos and were compared with […]