Denver Zoo's Second Malayan Tapir Birth Goes Smoothly
Denver Zoo is celebrating the birth of an endangered Malayan Tapir calf! The male calf, named Baku (Bah-koo), was born to mother, Rinny, and father, Benny, late in the evening on April 29. He the second offspring of this pair,...
Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Lemurs
Lemurs rafted to Madagascar on floating islands of vegetation over 40 million years ago, where they flourished in isolation without much competition or major predators. Learn fifteen fascinating facts
The Silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus) is a large lemur native to Madagascar. This beautiful lemur is one of the world's rarest mammals with only several hundred left in the wild. The species is threatened by habitat destruction. Recently, however, educational programs in Madagascar show hope for better protection of this vulnerable species.
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‘The biggest living lemurs are indri or babakoto, Indri indri. They weigh only about 8-10kg, the size of a 2 year old child, but they can leap as far as 10 meters! Even when they are not tryi…