You may not know what a lemur is, but after a visit to this fascinating exhibit, you'll fall in love with these active and engaging primates from Madagascar. The Lipman Family Lemur Forest is the largest outdoor lemur habitat in the country and one of the only ones to give lemurs access to climb numerous large, natural trees throughout the exhibit.
This multi-species habitat houses ring-tailed lemurs, blue-eyed black lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs, crowned lemurs, red bellied lemurs, red fronted lemurs, and red ruffed lemurs. You'll see these very similar, yet uniquely diverse animals interacting, relaxing and leaping from tree to tree. If you don’t see any at first glance, look carefully high in the trees, much as you would on a trip through the forests of Madagascar.
You’ll learn about the plight of lemurs in Madagascar, where the numbers in the wild are declining because of ongoing destruction of their native habitat due to deforestation and human development. The Zoo has done important conservation work in Madagascar, bringing global awareness to Madagascar as a biodiversity hot spot.
There is a donation box in the exhibit where you can donate directly to the Madagascar Fauna Group to help save the lemurs.