Animal Diaries Archive
Primates are currently off display
29 May 2008
This week the Primates Team has some very exciting news! As many of you are probably aware, we have five very lively Ring Tailed Lemurs as well as two extremely gorgeous Black and White Ruffed Lemurs here at the Zoo. They are currently residing in off-display exhibits whilst we plan the building of their HUGE two acre Island exhibit. I am sure by now you are thinking what’s this exciting news?
We are pleased to announce that we are now offering our very own Lemur Encounters! This amazing experience will enable you to come behind the scenes and meet our gorgeous (and not to mention cheeky) Ring Tailed Lemurs on a very special up close and personal level.
The entire Primate Team is absolutely bubbling with excitement as we are now able to share with everyone the very unique personalities and beauty of these fantastic animals. The experiences are designed to be highly educational and full of fun. You will have the opportunity to interact with our handsome Ring Tailed boys. A professional photographer will be present to capture some magical memories for you and one complimentary photo is included in the cost of the encounter.
We are so proud of our boys and just love the opportunity to be able to show them off. I can guarantee once you meet these intriguing little characters you will fall head over heels in love with them, just like we have.
Part of the experience includes a tour of our breeding/holding facilities, where you will have the opportunity to see our two Black and White ruffed Lemurs, which are critically endangered. Our pair of resident love-birds are part of a very important breeding program operating between Australian and international zoological institutions.
If this sounds like the encounter for you, consider booking one of our Leapin’ Lemur Encounters next time you're at the Zoo. We look forward to introducing you to our quirky little boys. Until then,Lemurs Rule!
Our Amazing Ring-tailed Lemurs
These cheeky lemurs can be easily recognised by their long black and white-ringed tails. They are very social and live in troops which are lead by the domina ...more