Lemurs live in a female-dominated society; males have to wait while the females drink and eat first, and it is the females who get to choose their partner.

Madagascan ring-tailed lemurs are named after the 13 monochromatic stripes that ring their tails. They use their striped tails for balance as they climb, to help carry their special smell and to make sure they do not lose sight of each other on the forest floor, as ring-tailed lemurs spend more time walking along the ground than other lemur species.