Day 178/365: Lemurs at the Zoo

Lemur with a Monkey Biscuit

Lemur with a Monkey Biscuit

This wide eyed lemur is part of the Madagascar exhibit at the Henry Doorly Zoo, yes I went back a week later. Did get some different photos, but I was pickier this time. The walk through outdoor exhibit allows you to pass through a double door entry and walk amongst a troop of ruffed lemurs.

It is 6,700 square foot netted exhibit with man-made trees linked by vines and allows visitors to photograph these animals without a net or glass obstruction.They even jump on the walkways and get up close and personal. It’s only open Fridays-Sundays and so I didn’t see it the week before. I think it’s probably due to staffing as a keeper is in attendance at all times to keep the people and lemurs from touching each other. They are very friendly and very unafraid.

Lemurs at the Zoo

Lemurs Up Close and Personal (can you see his tail)

Lemur Enrichment

Lemur Enrichment

The keepers had just gone into the exhibit and stuck several willow branches into the ground, this troupe of ring-tailed lemurs loved the treat.

3 thoughts on “Day 178/365: Lemurs at the Zoo

    1. Thanks. He was only 6 feet away on a branch, I didn’t even zoom in very much. They are fast though and don’t stay in one place very long.

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