Now, if you’ve seen a certain kids franchise based on an African island, you’ll have a fair idea of where these ring-tailed lemurs live. If not, it’s Madagascar. What you may not realize is that they don’t live anywhere other than the island. In fact, all lemurs are endemic to Madagascar, but this is by far the most recognizable due to his long, stripy tail. They prefer gallery forests as their habitat, but many of these have been cleared for grazing land which has contributed to their near-threatened status.Unlike some other rare animals, the lemurs breed well in captivity, and there are 2,000 of them in zoos around the world. In the natural order of things, however, they would only ever romp around the shores of Madagascar.