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Wednesday 19 January 2022
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Seneca Park Zoo Announces Additon of New Lemur Babies

By Staff

 

Lemur-babies-2016-Tina-Fess-(4) (1)Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Seneca Park Zoo officials have announced the birth of two ring-tailed lemur babies.

According to zoo officials, the babies were born to 6-year-old Selma, and the genders are still being determined.

“We are thrilled to welcome two new lemurs to the zoo family,” Dinolfo stated. “The babies are a wonderful addition to the zoo, and are sure to captivate guests for the rest of the summer and beyond.”

Zoo director Larry Sorel said the babies are doing well, and are on exhibit for the time being.

In addition, Sorel said the natural processes of nursing and development are already underway, and animal care staff will be carefully monitoring the babies progress as they grow.

“We hope that guests coming to visit the newborn lemurs will be inspired to take action on behalf of the conservation of this endangered species,” Zoo Society executive director Pamela Reed Sanchez stated.

The ecosystem of Madagascar, where ring-tailed lemurs are native, is a conservation priority for the Seneca Park Zoo, which has been raising funds and doing field work in the African island nation for decades.