Happy #FeatureFriday

Say hello to Common Brown Lemur Pinot, this week’s ‪#‎FeatureFriday‬! Pinot was born in 1997 making him 18 years old. Pinot lives a quiet life on the reserve with his mate Shiraz after being rescued from the pet trade. Shiraz and Pinot are also joined here at LCF by their 4 sons Malbec, Merlot, Muga and Zinfandel.

Pinot can often be found cuddled up with Shiraz or exploring the new enrichment items that are given to him daily.

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To learn more about lemurs visit our website: www.lemurreserve.org

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It’s #WILDWED at Lemur Conservation Foundation!

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Each Wednesday we join over 100 of our Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) colleagues to promote awareness about endangered species, programs, and opportunities to engage with an AZA facility near you.   Today it is LCF’s turn to ‘share!’
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Elena Krapcheva of Madly Video Production made this short video at LCF for our contribution to #WildWed.  CLICK HERE to watch the video on YouTube, or follow us and our AZA friends on Facebook and Twitter – look for your local zoo and aquarium!

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In the video you will see lemurs as they leap and explore their forest habitat at LCF in sunny Myakka City, Florida. The multispecies habitats give the lemurs a naturalistic environment where they can leap from tree to tree, climb around in the canopy, forage for leaves and of course play!

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About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.

Learn more about lemurs on our website www.lemurreserve.org

Tails From Myakka City: Mongoose Lemur Habitat

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Did you know? Mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz)are one of only two lemur species found outside of Madagascar.

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Mongoose lemurs can be found in the Comoros islands of Moheli and Anjouan as well as in northwestern Madagascar.  Their natural habitat is tropical dry deciduous forest but they can also survive well in secondary forest.

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Here at Lemur Conservation Foundation, the mongoose lemurs avoid the tall slash pines and instead move extensively through the live and laurel oaks and the secondary canopy of wax myrtle and gall berry.

About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.

Learn more about lemurs on our website at www.lemurreserve.org

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Christmas ‘Cookies’ For LCF’s Lemurs!

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Everyone loves Christmas cookies! Our lemurs love our special ‘cookie’ recipe –

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Primate Chow frosted with pumpkin and raisins! Continue reading “Christmas ‘Cookies’ For LCF’s Lemurs!”

Red Ruffed Lemur Habitat at LCF

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In Madagascar red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) can only be found on the Masoala Peninsula and typically inhabit tropical moist lowland forest.

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They prefer tall forests and are often seen in the crowns of large feeding trees.

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Lemurs Enjoy the Holiday Season!

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Are you celebrating a special holiday?

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We hope you are enjoying your holiday season as much as our lemurs are!

 

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About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.

To learn more about lemurs visit our website: www.lemurreserve.org

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Lemurs’ Specialized Hands

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Like all primates, lemurs are equipped with deft hands that enable them to accomplish tasks requiring finesse and dexterity.

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However, our lemurs seem to get the most pleasure out of these “handy” tools when using them to eat!

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Grapes seem to be the perfect size to fit comfortably in a lemur’s hand.

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LCF Hosts Living Building Challenge Charette

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Lemur Conservation Foundation’s Team attended a 3 day building charette to learn about the Living Building Challenge as we plan a new dormitory at our Myakka City conservation habitats.  What an amazing way to accomplish concept and design in a team atmosphere!

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“The Living Building Challenge™ is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment  possible today and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek.”

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Meet Leena, Our Newest Lemur!

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Say hello to Leena, our newest addition at Lemur Conservation Foundation!

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Leena came to LCF from Busch Gardens Tampa in October on a breeding recommendation. Just two weeks ago Leena was introduced to her new beau, Merced.

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It was love at first sight. Leena and Merced and now living happily together and can often be found snuggled up sleeping or grooming. Join us in wishing them well!

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Learn more about lemurs on our website www.lemurreserve.org
About Lemur Conservation Foundation: Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population representing six species thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.

 

Happy Thanksgiving From LCF!

E. collaris- JacquesThe  amazing lemurs at Lemur Conservation Foundation’s Myakka City habitats got to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with some delicious cranberry sauce.

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Our animal husbandry team spread cranberry sauce throughout their enclosures and on their branches.

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Based on their faces and how quickly the cranberry sauce was eaten, we can assume these lemurs were very thankful for their extra Thanksgiving enrichment!

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Learn more about lemurs on our website at www.lemurreserve.org

About Lemur Conservation Foundation:
Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) was established in 1996 by Penelope Bodry-Sanders. LCF is a leader in the conservation and preservation of the primates of Madagascar through programs dedicated to observation oriented research, education, and lemur propagation, with a commitment to infuse art into all of our mission programs. LCF is an American Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited, private, 100-acre facility based in Myakka City, Florida. Our current lemur population, representing six species of lemurs, thrives in naturalistic free ranging habitats ranging in size from 9 to 13 acres, and smaller enclosures for animals in need of a more specialized environment. LCF is a respected voice for science, conservation, education, art, and lemurs, the iconic image of the conservation challenges and environmental stewardship facing Madagascar and the world.

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