Sat, 17 Aug 2019
The Curraghs Wildlife Park’s new attraction ‘Lemurs of Madagascar’ has been officially opened.
The new enclosure is home to five lemur species, all of which are endangered or critically endangered, due in large part to habitat destruction in their homeland of Madagascar.
Along with the most recognised ring-tailed lemurs, the enclosure is home to both red and black and white ruffed lemurs, Aloatron gentle lemurs and a red- fronted lemur.
General Manager Kathleen Graham said: “We have created a little slice of Madagascar in the Isle of Man and it’s a great day for the lemurs, our staff and our visitors”.
“In the wild many lemur species have seen their numbers plummet by as much as 90% in the last decade due to hunting and habitat loss and all species are endangered or critically endangered.”
The enclosure, which cost £120,000, has been planted to imitate the lemur’s homeland and will allow visitors to walk into it and see them at rest and play.
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