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HABITAT

Tropical dry and scrub forests in central and south west Madagascar.

BEHAVIOUR

This species of lemur is highly social and can be found in groups of up to 25 individuals. They spend much of their time grooming each other and playing together.

BREEDING

Babies spend the first few weeks of life cuddled up with their mother, but it isn’t long before they are riding around on her back like jockeys! When food is plentiful twin births are not uncommon.

THREATS

With a population of between 10,000 and 100,000 left on the island, they are considered a vulnerable species, as the forest in which they live is being destroyed by slash and burn agriculture, charcoal production and mining for gemstones and minerals.

CONSERVATION

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.

How do I adopt an ring-tailed lemur

First choose the adoption package you wish to purchase and then make your animal selection.

Adoptions apply to the species rather than individual animals. This is because our animals may move to other zoos as part of breeding programmes.

Adopt a meerkat

ADOPTION PACK - £30

  • An adopter's certificate
  • A fact sheet about your chosen animal ​
  • Your name on an adopter's plaque, located near your chosen animal
  • A thank you letter
  • A photograph of your chosen animal

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Adopt a ring tailed lemur

Junior adoption gift box - £54

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A soft toy of your chosen animal
  • One junior entrance ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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Adopt a red panda

Adult adoption gift box - £59

Includes all items within the adoption pack plus:

  • A Newquay Zoo travel mug
  • One adult entrance ticket to Newquay Zoo
  • All packed in a presentation box

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