How to Draw a Ring-Tailed Lemur

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Ring Tailed Lemur in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.

Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Ring Tailed Lemur.

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How to Draw a Ring Tailed Lemur - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head as shown above, making sure to make two bumps for ears.

Step 2: Use two rounded diamonds for the eyes and a semi-circle for the nose. Trace the inside of the ears with tiny arches.

Step 3: Use a single curved line to draw the body.

Step 4: Draw the front leg starting from the left side of the head on the left side, and starting from below the head a bit on the right line. Have them meet at a foot that extends to the left and use lines to make the toes.

Step 5: Draw the other front leg like the first one, except facing you and just a little thicker than the first.

Step 6: Draw the hind leg to be thicker than the front leg, and use a series of lines close together for the toes. Then draw the rest of the bottom of the body.

Step 7: Draw the other hind leg to the left of the first one, with a greater curve in the lines of the leg, a longer foot, and the toes are tiny triangles instead of lines.

Step 8: Use two long and wavy lines that meet at a curve for the tail.

Step 9: Use lots of lines that go across the tail for the pattern of the tail. Your Ring-Tailed Lemur is now done!

Interesting Facts about Ring-Tailed Lemurs

Ring-tailed lemurs are primates that have long tails with 13 black and white rings. They live in groups, called troops, which have up to 25 members. Females are the leaders of the troops. When traveling together, they raise their long tails in the air so that they can see each other.

Did you know?

  • Ring-tailed lemurs are one of the oldest animals on the planet.
  • Including their tail, ring-tailed lemurs are about 37 to 43 inches long. They weigh between 5 and 7 pounds.
  • The average lifespan of the ring-tailed lemur is 20 to 25 years.
  • Although they eat insects, ring-tailed lemurs are primarily herbivores. Their diet includes leaves, flowers, and fruit.
  • Ring-tailed lemurs are known to be one of the most vocal primates. They make about 15 different sounds to communicate.

Like all lemur species, ring-tailed lemurs are native only to the island of Madagascar, and they are endangered. Ring-tailed lemurs live in both the dry and wet forests of the island. Unlike other species of lemurs, they do not often swing through trees (although they have the long tails for this activity!). Instead, ring-tailed lemurs prefer to walk on the ground. They live in less wooded areas than other lemur species.

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