Carly Meaney

Critically endangered lemur pups born at Blair Drummond Safari Park

Posted: 8th July, 2022

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, near Stirling, announce the birth of two adorable baby lemurs.  The six-week-old babies were born to mother Cali and father Bemba on the 27th of May, and the playful pups are already proving to be an adventurous pair.

Keeper Lesley Rodger said “We are so proud to add these two new arrivals to our group. They are full of energy and are beginning to explore their surroundings more and more.  As with all lemur species, black and white ruffed lemurs are native to Madagascar, where they play an integral role in their local ecosystem. Black and white ruffed lemurs actually act as pollinators, just like bees!”

Black and white ruffed lemurs are a critically endangered species out in the wild, meaning they are at an extremely high risk of extinction. Blair Drummond Safari Park participates in the endangered species breeding programme for these lemurs with the aim of building a healthy population.

Eventually, the pups will join the rest of the free-roaming gang in Lemur Land but for now, visitors can catch a glimpse of them in their indoor enclosure with mum.

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