Sinonimi: indris | Indri indri | Indri brevicaudatus
Large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn; SYN. indris, Indri indri, Indri brevicaudatus.
Largest living lemur Indri indri of Madagascar. Black and white, almost tailless, it has long arms and legs. It grows to 70 cm/2.3 ft long. It is diurnal and arboreal. Its howl is doglike or human in tone. Like all lemurs, its survival is threatened by the widespread deforestation of Madagascar.