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Tayto Park need help naming their fluffy new arrivals

By Sarah Finnan

March 31, 2020 at 9:46am

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Tayto Park has welcomed five new baby lemurs.

Tayto Park may be closed to the public but it's still life as normal there, at least for the animals anyway who have been using the time to get out and explore new environments.

Staff treated us to a behind the scenes pic earlier this week, posting a photo of two of the park's alpacas out for a wander - assuring people that the fluffy residents are still getting their daily walks.

And in even better news, it seems that Tayto Park has welcomed five new baby lemurs.

Announcing the news on their Instagram page, Tayto Park wrote:

"Tayto Park is delighted to announce that we have 5 baby lemurs born this month. It was a busy month for our keepers as the first set of twin ring-tailed lemurs were born to Dolly on the 5th of March, with a second baby lemur born a week after to mum Charlie, while another set of lemur twins arrived just last week to mother Diana."

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Baby Lemurs 💙💕 Tayto Park is delighted to announce that we have had 5 baby lemurs born this month. It was a busy month for our keepers as the first set of twin ring-tailed lemurs were born to Dolly on the 5th of March, with a second baby lemur born a week after to mum Charlie, while another set of lemur twins arrived just last week to mother Diana. All Mum's and new births are doing well and are settling into their new home. Although the gender is still unknown at this time, we need your help to name our newest arrivals. Comment your suggestions below for our newest additions to be in with a chance to win tickets to Tayto Park 🎢🐯🎉 Competition closes and winner announced on Monday, 6th April. Photo's taken by Zookeeper Ciara Murray 📷

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Saying that all mums and babies are "doing well", staff added that they need help naming the new arrivals.

"Although the gender is still unknown at this time, we need your help to name our newest arrivals. Comment your suggestions below for our newest additions to be in with a chance to win tickets to Tayto Park."

Suggestions so far include Cheese and Onion or Salt and Vinegar for the twins, Larry and Moe and Lilo and Stitch but with the competition open until Monday 6th, there's still plenty of time to have your say.

We've had a soft spot for the ring-tailed animal ever since seeing the movie Madagascar, so perhaps King Julian would be a fitting name?

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