ZSL London Zoo Announces Walkthrough Lemur Enclosure

By Laura Reynolds Last edited 30 months ago
ZSL London Zoo Announces Walkthrough Lemur Enclosure
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A lemur takes a shine to ZSL Curator of Mammals Malcolm Fitzpatrick (visitors aren't allowed to touch the lemurs).
A lemur takes a shine to ZSL Curator of Mammals Malcolm Fitzpatrick (visitors aren't allowed to touch the lemurs).
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A troop of lemurs is setting up home in Regent's Park later this week.

ZSL London Zoo is opening a new exhibit, In With The Lemurs, where visitors can walk through the lemurs' enclosure and watch the creatures close up.

In With The Lemurs will be home to an all-male troop of 15 ring-tail lemurs and one black and white ruffed lemur, two species which are both classed as endangered.

The enclosure has been designed to resemble a Madagascan shrub forest — the creatures' natural habitat — encouraging them to leap and climb freely as visitors walk below them. In designing the enclosure, the path of the sun was taken into account, with platforms set up to allow the sun-worshipping primates to make the most of the daily sunshine.

Visitors to London Zoo can already walk among the squirrel monkeys and get hands on with sheep and pigs in the Animal Adventure children's area.

In With The Lemurs opens at ZSL London Zoo in Regent's Park on 28 March — just in time for the Easter holidays. It's included in the price of a zoo admission ticket — booking in advance is recommended during school holidays. For more things to do in London during the Easter holidays, click here.

See also: London Zoo is building a new home for lions

Last Updated 17 March 2015