Thursday, June 9, 2016

You can now visit this cute baby lemur at the Central Florida Zoo

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
  • Photo via Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
A cute little baby lemur was born at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens back on April 30. 

According to the zoo, the red-ruffed lemur weighed less than a pound at about 90 grams when born, but is growing at about 100 grams per week. 
click to enlarge PHOTO VIA CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS
  • Photo via Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
This little fella is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan, where they manage breeding programs for species, like red-ruffed lemurs, that have nearly vanished from the wild. 

The red-ruffed lemur is critically endangered and found only on the island of Madagascar, according to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

Zoo go-ers can visit the baby lemur and it's parents daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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