Take a stroll up Lake Road to spot our troop of 7 ring-tailed lemurs on their island opposite the red pandas.
Ring-tailed lemurs are native to tropical dry and scrub forests in central and southwestern Madagascar.
They are omnivores, generally consuming plants, leaves, flowers, nectar, fruit, sap and bark, often supplementing their usual diet with insects, chameleons and small birds.
With a population of between 10,000 and 100,000 left on the island, they are considered an Endangered species, as the forest in which they live is being destroyed by slash and burn agriculture, charcoal production and mining for gemstones and minerals.
Ring-tailed lemurs are found in all five of the protected areas within their range. Zoos worldwide contribute to a captive breeding programme for the species, including Newquay Zoo.