Keepers at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare red-bellied lemur baby – the first of its kind to be born at the 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 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 […]
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, […]
Cotswold Wildlife Park’s annual ‘Lemur Week’ takes place this weekend until the 2nd of June to highlight the plight of the world’s most endangered lemurs and to raise awareness and funds for the Park’s conservation projects. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a variety of lemur-themed activities and learn more about these […]
A critically endangered Lake Alaotran gentle lemur has been born at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Weighing as little as an apple, the new arrival is thriving in the care of mum, Alina, who already has two offspring – a daughter Antoka and son Maso – still currently in the family group. Bristol Zoo has kept Critically […]
Visitors to The Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre in Sheffield can enjoy a number of activities this Easter including an egg hunt, animal handling sessions and a celebration of creatures native to Madagascar. During the Mad About Madagascar event, which runs from 24th March until 15th April, visitors to the Lemur Heights walk […]
Paignton Zoo in Devon is home to a pair of Parson’s chameleons, the largest of the species in the world. Found only in isolated pockets of humid forest in Madagascar, the Parson’s chameleon has a strange appearance with swivelling eyes and a rapid-fire tongue longer than it’s own body which can hit prey in about […]