How to Draw a Lemur

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Lemur in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Lemur.

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How to Draw a Lemur - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Your first step is to draw the face. Draw a curved line with an opening on the top.

Step 2: Now draw the face. For each eye, draw a large circle with two smaller circles inside of it. For the nose, draw an upside-down triangle with two lines inside of it.

Step 3: Draw the ears and the other details. The ears are large and curve around the sides of the lemur’s head. Then draw the top of the head and a horizontal line across the face to make the forehead.

Step 4: Now draw the long front leg and add the lemur’s hand. Lemurs have thumbs, just like you and me, but they are not as strong as our thumbs. Lemurs have trouble grabbing things because their thumbs are very stiff.

Step 5: Now draw the lemur’s body. Draw a long slanted line for the back. For the back leg, draw a curved line like a letter C. Leave an opening at the end for the tail.

Step 6: Draw the lemur's tail. The tail is very long, almost twice as long as the body, and is rounded at the end. To add some extra detail, you can draw lines across the length of the tail.

Step 7: Last, draw a rock for your lemur to sit on!

Interesting Facts about Lemurs

Lemurs are primates, like apes and monkeys, although they do not come from the same ancestors. Even though these primates or not related, they share common traits. Lemurs have pointy noses and bushy tails. Lemurs are gray, brown, or black and white. There are almost 100 species of lemurs.

Did you know?

  • Some species of lemurs only weigh an average of one ounce. Other species can weigh as much as 15 pounds.
  • Some lemurs are the size of a mouse, while others are about the same size of a housecat. One species is actually called the lesser mouse lemur, and it looks a lot like a mouse.
  • Most lemurs live in trees.
  • One extinct species of lemurs was the size of a gorilla.
  • Lemurs eat bird eggs, birds, fruit, and leaves. They also eat insects and small animals.
  • Lemurs are social mammals. They communicate by using different vocal sounds and giving off scents.
  • They have fingers and thumbs, but because their thumbs are not that flexible, it is difficult for them to grasp objects.

Lemurs are from Madagascar, and island off the coast of South Africa. All species of lemurs are endangered due to the destruction of their habitat and hunting.