Ring-tailed lemurs are social animals that live in groups of up to thirty animals. Males and females each have their own hierarchical order. There usually isn't an absolute leader. Ultimately the females are in charge of the males. One of the males has more contact with the females than the others. In mating season, he is allowed to mate with her first.
Rocky areas with shrubbery and few trees, are the natural habitat of the ring-tailed lemur. The undersides of their hands and feet are leathery. This gives the animal a better grip when they are walking across the rocks. The ring-tailed lemur spends almost the entire day looking for food. In doing so, it can travel up to 1 kilometre. At the beginning of the afternoon, it takes a break.