Wild Is Beautiful: Scenes From the Reserve

lees treeThe Myakka City Lemur Reserve is located in extreme eastern Manatee County, and is surrounded on all sides by agricultural land. A variety of habitat types occur on the site due to topographical gradients, various soil types and historical land-uses, allowing environmental diversity on the reserve.

lees sunset

The vegetation zones are defined as oak-pine mixed forest, upland coniferous forest, live oak hammock, mixed rangeland, pine flatwoods, scrub and brush land, palmetto prairie, freshwater marsh, and wetland mixed forest.

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The lemur enclosures are located in the forests. Every effort is being made to maintain the colony in as natural a state as possible so that behavioral research will be maximally unbiased.

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