Animals show festive spirit
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-andwhite 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 bonbons.
“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.
The black-andwhite ruffed lemur.