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Kily is an important keystone food for ring-tailed lemurs.
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Diet

Ring-tailed lemurs are omnivores and include a wide variety of foods in their diet (Sauther, 1994). Tamarindus indica "kily" is an important keystone food for ring-tailed lemurs at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve. They also eat digested cellulose left behind by termites.
 
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