Posted May 15, 2019 in New Arrivals
We are excited to announce that Andro, our female ring-tailed lemur, gave birth to a single offspring on 27th March, which has since been confirmed as male!
This will be Andro’s fourth baby with our male, Anakin, and both mum and baby are doing extremely well. The youngster has already begun to explore the enclosure and is spending more time on mum’s back.
We can also confirm that Alina, our other female ring-tailed lemur, gave birth to twins on 23rd May. We are yet to confirm the sex of these new arrivals, as mum is keeping them very close to her.
This is Alina’s fourth baby with our male, Anakin, and second set of twins, so she is used to having her arms full!
With their distinctive long, bushy, black and white, ringed tail, they are the most recognised lemur species. The birth of our ring-tailed lemur is important not just to Colchester Zoo but also to the entire species as they are currently listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List.
Why not see if you can spot our little one during your next visit from the road train or Gelada Bridge, near our lake.