Tuesday, August 31, 2010
TWO HEALTHY RING- TAILED LEMURS AT DURRELL WILDLIFE PARK
The very distinctive ring-tailed lemur, with its striking banded tail, is probably the best known species of Madagascan primates because it has been studied for many years. Despite being widely seen in captivity, the ring-tailed lemur is threatened with extinction in Madagascar due to the rapid loss of its habitat.
Ring-tailed lemurs were the first lemurs to be kept at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust arriving way back in 1964.
Since then a great deal of expertise has been gained with this species and various others, and we continue to make an extremely valuable contribution to lemur knowledge and captive management. Image by Colm Farrington.
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