One of the most important food sources for ring-tailed lemurs is the tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica) which not only is abundant in gallery and more open forests away from rivers, but which produces fruits and leaves at alternating times of the year, providing a reliable, year-round food source for the lemurs. Tamarinds can provide up to 50% of the total food consumed during some times of the year and are considered a keystone resource for ring-tailed lemurs! . There are two peaks in fruit availability, from October to November and from March to April. During the dry season, the tamarind tree is one of the only sources of fruit. The lemurs at the sanctuary absolutely love tamarind and go wild whenever they get their hands on some! Check out some of these pics of Jordan below and click here to sponsor a lemur at Primarily Primates! lemur4 lemur6 lemur3 lemur2 lemur1