After a warm summer at the Zoo, our cheeky Ring-tailed Lemur troupe revealed their true colours. Green and gold, that is!
The boys spent all summer lazing in the shade, kickin' back in the trees and acting like... typical Aussies!
While the lemurs were happy to sit back and relax for the entire summer, their keepers were busy finding ways to keep them active. And that's like trying to get a bloke off the couch when the footy's on!
The answer? Food!
Ice-blocks with frozen fruit pieces proved to be a great way to keep the lemurs stimulated, active and cool in the heat. And they loved it! Treats like banana, sultanas and grapes, wrapped in leaf parcels, were favorites among the lemurs as they hung-out in the shade.
Their luxury enclosure is fitted with water sprinklers to cool-down the area in the heat of the day. This worked a treat! The boys were motivated, more active and playing together in the trees.
Lemurs are found on Madagascar Island, off the south-east coast of Africa. Their natural habitat is rainforests and bush-lands, so the temperatures are very similar to here in Queensland.
If you would like to hang out with our gorgeous lemurs, check out our ripper Leapin' Lemur encounter! Lemurs Rule!