Both Belted Ruffed Lemurs and Black and White Ruffed Lemurs are extremely rare in the wild making these 4 births very special, keepers have been keeping a watchful eye on the 4 precious
South Lakes Wild Animal Park is working to save these animals in the wild. The project called “Antongill” is based in the Antainambalana Forest, in the north east of Madagascar, the largest remaining piece of lowland tropical rainforest on the island – covering an area of 900,000 hectares, which stretches down to a coral reef.
The forest is amongst the richest in the world and the villagers of the region live close and mix regularly with Indris, Black and White Ruffed lemurs and the white Sifaka (pictured) (which is endemic to their region), as well as tomatoe frogs, carpet chameleons, humpback whales which breed in the bay, spinners dolphins and marine turtles which lay their eggs on the beaches.
The project works with the villagers to develop, through research education alternative farming methods which secures them a good level of life but preserves the lemur’s habitat.