Posted April 15, 2020 in New Arrivals
Meet the latest editions to the troop!
On the 28th March we welcomed a tiny new arrival as female Ring-tailed lemur, Andro, gave birth to a single healthy offspring. On the 9th April the little was joined by another baby, this time born to mum Madison. Both are being helped by the rest of the group including Anakin, who is father to the new arrivals.
The youngsters can be seen clinging onto the front of mum, but it won’t be much longer before the little ones are big enough to sit on mum’s back instead and will gradually begin to explore on their own with Andro keeping a close watch.
At the moment keepers have not been able to confirm the sex of the babies but once they have, they will choose a name for the two youngsters.
The births of our Ring-tailed lemurs are very important to the breeding programme as they are currently listed as Endangered (EN) on the IUCN Red List.
The new arrivals join our existing troop that can be seen from the Lost Madagascan Road Train and we’re sure it won’t be long before the little one grows in size and confidence!
Did you know!?
Ring-tailed lemurs have powerful scent glands and use their unique smells as a communication tool. They mark their territory with their long tail which they cover in their scent and wave in the air!