Parents, families, kids and animal lovers in the New York area have another reason to rejoice: the three new lemurs born in late March recently made their debut at The Madagascar! exhibit at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo and can easily be viewed by the public. These include a pair of baby two ring tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) and one brown collared lemur (Eulemur collaris), both types of which are considered endangered in the wild. Learn more about this rare and fascinating wildlife in this post.
Lemurs are only found in one place in the world – the African island nation of Madagascar. WCS is working hard to save these beautiful creature's disappearing habitats, which unfortunately are being destroyed by human activity including charcoal production and slash-and-burn agriculture.
Even if you are not local to the Tri-State area, enjoy this video to get an upclose view of the cutest ever Ringtailed Lemur babies and Collared Lemur Baby with their moms at the Bronx Zoo...
About Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo
The Bronx Zoo is open daily 10 am - 5 pm weekdays; 10 am - 5:30 pm weekends from April - October; 10 am - 4:30 pm weekends November - March. Adult admission is $19.95, children (3-12 years old) $12.95, children under 3 free, seniors (65+) are $17.95. Parking is $15 for cars, $18 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate. For more information, visit the Bronx Zoo website or call 718-367-1010.