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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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!

V. rubra- Ravina and Afo

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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Lemurs: Keeping Cool In The Florida Heat

ECOnsider This: Lemurs need to keep cool in the Florida heat.

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Although lemurs’ endemic home is in Madagascar, known for its tropical climate, rain forests, and hot temperatures, it is important to provide ways for them to keep cool…munching on frozen fruit like grapes and strawberries is a favorite for Malbec, a brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus)!

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Lucy, a collared lemur (Eulemur collaris) enjoys fining frozen grapes inside an enrichment item – in this case a plastic egg.

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Merlot, a brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) found some frozen strawberries. Placing the frozen treats inside an enrichment item like the eggs provides stimulation and engagement for lemurs in addition to a way to keep cool!

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Tsikey and Ravena, a pair of red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) enjoy some frozen treats at the lemur habitat domes in LCF’s forests.  Despite the fact that Myakka City, Florida, home of LCF’s lemur conservation habitats, and Madagascar both have a subtropical climate there is a difference in humidity and rainfall. With temperatures expected to reach the upper 80’s F this week in Florida we served the first frozen treats of the season!

For more information about lemurs and Lemur Conservation Foundation visit out website at www.lemurreserve.org

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