All posts tagged: Madagascar

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, […]