All posts tagged: lemur

Rare lemur twins bring joy to Chester Zoo

Some wonderful news from Chester Zoo this week following the arrival of twin ring-tailed lemur babies. Seven-year-old mum Fiona gave birth to the adorable pair following a 135-day-long pregnancy and the tiny duo have been clinging to mum ever since. The tiny twins, who weigh just a few hundred grams and stand 15cm tall, will […]

Great Island Adventure Safaris of Madagascar

Great Island Adventure Safaris is based in Antananarivo in Madagascar and offers tailor-made tours to explore the island, still relatively unknown to visitors from the UK and Europe. The company specialises in birding, wildlife watching, trekking and ‘off the beaten track’ wilderness adventures. Fifty National Parks and nature reserves provide ample opportunity for nature discovery […]

Gentle lemurs arrive in Devon

A pair of critically-endangered lemurs have arrived at Paignton Zoo in Devon. With their thick, grey-brown fur and beady amber eyes, the Alaotran gentle lemur resembles a teddy bear in appearance. However, these small primates can be feisty in nature, and it is their Latin name Hapalemur which derives from the Greek word for “gentle”. In the wild, […]

Wingham welcome ring-tailed lemur pup

Keepers at Wingham Wildlife Park in Kent were delighted to welcome a healthy ring-tailed lemur pup last Friday 22nd March. The youngster was born to experienced mum Minx, 5, and Dad Alex, who is 11. Minx has previously had twins and another single offspring. The newborn joins a troop of ring-tailed lemurs at the Park’s […]

Wildlife in the Cotswolds

As part of a recent holiday to the Cotswolds, Discover Animals’ Editorial Director Abbe Bates paid a visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Burford with her family. The 160-acre site is a mix of beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland, animal enclosures, aviaries, insect and reptile houses, farmyard, and adventure playgrounds. Its beginnings […]

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre Monkey World, the internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre, is home to over 250 rescued and endangered monkeys and apes. Opened in 1987 to provide abused Spanish beach chimpanzees with a permanent home, 30 years on the site is now a sanctuary for primates from all over the world including the […]

Woburn Safari welcome tiny baby lemur

Visit Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire over the Easter holiday and you may catch a glimpse of their newest arrival – a tiny baby ring-tailed lemur. The little lemur was born to 10 year-old mother Kirindy and 7 year-old father Berenti just two weeks ago and can be spotted with its parents in the safari’s […]

Ventura Wildlife Park

Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens is one of the UK’s newest and most interactive small zoos. Currently set within approximately two acres of Hertfordshire countryside this unique zoo offers visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to get up close to a variety of wild animals. The zoo is home to many animal species including zebras, […]