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PICS: Fota Wildlife Park has welcomed two new endangered lemur babies

By Sarah Finnan

July 28, 2020 at 12:08pm

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Fota Wildlife Park has welcomed some new arrivals - two new critically endangered lemur babies to be precise. Born to mother Cloud, the black and white ruffed lemurs were born back in early June. Classed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are fewer than 250 of their kind remaining in the wild.

Announcing big news online, the Fota Wildlife team took to Twitter to write:

"Announcing two new critically endangered Black & White Ruffed lemur babies. Born to mother Cloud who is eighteen years old and eight-year-old dad Paraic. They were born on the 6th June and they join twin brothers Nimbus & Cumulus."

Already over a month old, it looks like the new fur babies have settled in nicely. They look to be enjoying the surrounding greenery, judging by these two photos anyway.

According to Lead Ranger Teresa Power, the new arrivals have been getting much more active and are even beginning to climb trees and jump about by themselves.

In other news, visitors are advised that the park is currently experiencing some technical issues with their website and bookings. Working hard to get it sorted, they hope to have it working again ASAP but as a result, are only accepting bookings until the end of July for now.

Header image via Twitter/Fota Wildlife Park

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