Baby lemur born to proud parents at Newquay Zoo
Published: 17th Apr 2012Spring is definitely here, the sun is shining, the flowers are blossoming and baby animals are being born at Newquay Zoo. Staff are thrilled to announce the arrival of a baby ring-tailed…
Spring is definitely here, the sun is shining, the flowers are blossoming and baby animals are being born at Newquay Zoo.
Staff are thrilled to announce the arrival of a baby ring-tailed lemur, which was born on Thursday 22nd March. The baby (believed to be a boy) is doing well, and visitors have already been delighted to see it out and about with its mum Jill and dad Harrison on lemur island.
John Meek, Animal Collections Manager said: ‘‘Our ring tailed lemurs are a fun loving family who are great to watch. Visitors having fun spotting the tiny baby, who can been seen snuggled up to his mum and suckling. It won’t be too long before he is clinging onto her back like a jockey and having a good look around!’’
He added: ‘‘Ring-tailed lemurs are classified as a ‘vulnerable’ species, so their births are important and we are really pleased with our new arrival.’’
Newquay Zoo offers an amazing animal experience which gives you the chance to meet these beautiful lemurs up close, feed them fruit and learn more about them from their dedicated keeper.