On 27th May we welcomed two beautiful black-and-white ruffed lemur pups into the world. Parents Cali and Bemba are pleased as punch and the gorgeous new arrivals are settling in well. This week, they’ll be big enough to meet their older brothers and sisters, and proud Dad Bemba has already paid them a visit.
Eventually, the pups will join the rest of the gang in Lemur Land. Until then, we’ll be keeping a close eye on the cheeky duo. We don’t know the sex of the babies at the moment so they haven’t been named quite yet. Keep an eye on social media in the coming weeks to find out more!
Want to help lemurs in the wild?
Black-and-white ruffed lemurs are a critically endangered species in Madagascar where they’ve seen their habitat shrink by 45% since the 1950s. So we’re really pleased to be adding these two new arrivals to the group. Here at the park, we participate in the endangered species breeding programme for these lemurs with the aim of building a healthy population.