How to Draw an Indri

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Indri in 8 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 Indri.

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How to Draw an Indri - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First let's begin with our indri monkey's head. Start with a wide 'u' shape and add ears to either side before connecting them with an arch.

Step 2: Now add some detail to the face! Add the mouth, eyes, and ears.

Step 3: Now draw a short, curved line for the chest and a longer curved line for the back.

Step 4: Great! Now draw the arm with a crook in it. Then add the hand.

Step 5: Looking good. Now add another arm, beginning on the torso this time. Make the shoulder part wide and bulbous.

Step 6: Did you know that the indri is only found on the island of Madagascar? Draw the leg and a short stub for the tail!

Step 7: Now draw the other leg! Make this one a bit thinner and longer than the one closest to us.

Step 8: Awesome - now draw the branch our indri is climbing along.

Interesting Facts about Indri Lemur

Indri lemurs are scattered among the Madagascar Islands. They prefer to stay close to the Mangoro River but they no longer live along the Masoala Peninsula. They have been getting much needed protection from national parks in the area. Where you find a lemur you will find large numbers of them.The lemurs have distinctive sounds and songs that can last up to 3 minutes at a time. There are 3 phase patterns in them as well that scientists have been able to identify. It starts with a roar, a basic vocal and then high pitch.

Did you know?

  • They will make life long partners and only search for a new one upon death.
  • Leaves and twigs make up most of their diet and will eat nectar, fruit and nuts if they find them.
  • Many cultures hold these creatures as a symbol of good luck.
  • The Indri lemur is one of the largest found in the world.
  • They reach maturity around 7 years for females and 9 years for males. The females will only give offspring every 2 to 3 years.

This lemur is almost 2.5 feet long and can weigh up to 21 pounds but is normally found around 13 to 15 pounds. They are able to leap upward and cling into place due to their long claws and strong back legs. They also have one of the shortest tails of the lemur.