Three endangered black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegatea) babies were born in FOTA WILDLIFE PARK.
Three baby lemurs were born on June 19 after a gestation period of 102 days. We don’t yet know the gender of these newborn babies.
According to the IUCN, 79 of the 81 species of lemurs are considered vulnerable to extinction, making them one of the planet’s most endangered animal groups.
Lemurs are the sole native animal species, and they are exclusively found on the island of Madagascar. You won’t find them anywhere else.
Fota Wildlife Park has Black-and-white ruffed, Ring-tailed, and Red-bellied lemurs. All three lemur species are managed ex-situ (EEPs).
There were three new Black and white ruffed lemur infants born this week, said Senior Ranger Cathriona Ni Scanaill.
In spite of the fact that they are on the point of becoming extinct, these monkeys remain happy and healthy because to the efforts of Fota.
“Cloud is a seasoned mother who is able to manage everything life throws at her calmly and confidently.
There is a strong sense of self-confidence among the three young individuals. Playing in the tunnel that leads to their island home is where they spend much of their time.