The long, dense fur is primarily black with white areas on the limbs. The face is covered by shorter hair with a prominent muzzle. The length of the head and body is about 21.5 inches, with the tail being nearly 24 inches long. Ruffed Lemurs range in weight from 7.5-9.9 lbs (3.3-4.5 kg)The ears are hidden behind large tufts of fur. Females are larger than males.