An­i­mals show fes­tive spirit

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

PERTH Zoo visi­tors will be among the first to see some brand new baby lemurs this school hol­i­days.

The zoo’s ring-tail lemur fam­ily is cel­e­brat­ing the birth of a new young­ster in Oc­to­ber, while the pri­mate keep­ers are ex­cited about the birth of a pair of black-and-white ruffed lemur twins.

The twins are part of a crit­i­cally en­dan­gered species.

Spokes­woman Danielle Henry said the new ar­rivals were tucked up in the nest box but were ex­pected to start ex­plor­ing dur­ing the Christ­mas week.

The zoo will also be cel­e­brat­ing the hol­i­day sea­son in ev­ery way it can, with the an­i­mals’ food pre­sented in Christ­mas boxes or con­cealed in spe­cially cre­ated bon-bons.

“There’s noth­ing quite like watch­ing an in­quis­i­tive bo­li­vian squir­rel mon­key in­ves­ti­gate a large Christ­mas present; it will de­light ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing the grinches among us,” Ms Henry said.

Visit www.perth­zoo.com.au for in­for­ma­tion.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group has five Perth Zoo fam­ily passes to give away for each of our news­pa­pers.

En­ter at com­mu­ni­tynews.com. au be­fore De­cem­ber 11.

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