The Ring-tail: Time in trees
The Ring-tail also spends a lot of its time in trees. Here, its behaviour is more monkey-like. The eyes on the front of its head give it a binocular view and their hands with their mobile fingers and opposable thumbs grasp branches. The fingers ending in short nails rather than claws are sufficiently dexterous to enable the animal to pluck fruit and leaves from the tips of branches. Although this lemur is quite big it can leap safely from tree to tree.