Mommy Blog Expert: Three Lemur Babies Debut at Bronx Zoo The Madagascar! Exhibit New York

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Three Lemur Babies Debut at Bronx Zoo The Madagascar! Exhibit New York


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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.


Visitors can now observe both species cozying up to their mothers inside their naturalistic habitat replicating the Malagasy Spiny Forest of Madagascar. Newborns ride on Mommy's chest and back for the first few weeks. Then, within 2-4 weeks, they start moving around on their own while staying close to their Moms. 


For some time now The Bronx Zoo has successfully been breeding lemurs as part of Species Survival Plans, cooperative breeding programs designed to enhance the genetic viability of animal populations in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).



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 Madagascar!
The Bronx Zoo's Madagascar! exhibit, opened in 2008, educates zoo visitors about the biodiversity of this magical island off the coast of Africa as well as demonstrates how WCS and its partners are working to save its wildlife and wild places. In addition to ring-tailed lemurs and brown collared lemurs, species living here include red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra), gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), crowned lemurs (Eulemur coronatus, and Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli). Black and white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegate) can be seen in Manhattan at WCS's Central Park 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.

FTC Disclosure: No payment or compensation was exchanged in association with this post. Still photos by Julie Larsen Maher and video provided by The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo. See complete FTC disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

15 comments:

Brett said...

That would be so cool! We have the Hogle Zoo locally, but we don't get baby lemurs! We just get escaped Leopards (true story. It just happened last week).

Liz Mays said...

I'm not sure I've seen a brown lemur before, just the ringtailed kind. This is pretty cool!

Lisa Favre said...

I absolutely love lemurs! I remember first seeing them on a kids show that I watched growing up. The ones you've featured here are so adorable!

Johnsons said...

OMG how cute are they! my kids really want finger monkeys as pets haha

Jennifer said...

Awww. There is nothing cuter than lemur babies. Nothing! Their little eyes and fuzzy little bodies. *sigh*

Jaredamy said...

I never realized how cute lemurs were! I do not think I have ever seen one in real life.

Jeannette said...

My son would all over this! His favorite animal is the Lemur! I have to admit they are REALLY cute!

Kristen Hewitt said...

Oh we were JUST in NYC and would have loved to have seen these cute little guys! WE went to the Central Park Zoo, but will keep this on our list!

Cathi Crismon said...

Oh my goodness. I'm in Southern California but... a trip to NYC just to see this adorable babies might just be in order!!

Danielle Isom said...

It's great to be able to see moms and babies react while visiting the zoo. There's more to animal life than just sitting around all day. I didn't lemurs were only native to Madagascar, either.

Sara Glover said...

These pictures are awesome! I've never even seen some of those Lemurs!

Ann B said...

I would love to go to the Zoo and see the baby two ring tailed lemurs. It is always a fun day at the zoo.

Stacie V said...

These would make cute pets but they would be to much to take care of. They can have a ton of energy.

Winona Rogers said...

These are so adorable. I would love to go to the Zoo and see them in person.

Jennifer said...

Baby lemurs are so adorable!!! I played with some when I went to Gulf Shores this past year.