A Tail of Rings
Ring-Tailed Lemur Have their Day at the Bali Zoo
World Lemur Day was celebrated at locations around the world and in Bali at The Bali Zoo in Singapadu on Saturday, October 27, 2018.
As reported by Beritabali.com, The Bali Zoo gathered 10 resident lemurs comprised of 6 adults and 4 juvenile ring-tailed lemur (Lemur Catta) and provided them a series of “special services” to these severely endangered primates endemic to Madagascar. Threated with extinction due to habitat loss and hunting, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warns that 90% of all lemurs face complete extinction within the next 20 to 25 years.
Lemur species are threatened with extinction due to habitat loss and hunting. .
To celebrate the World Lemure Day, a special fruit tower comprised of 10 kilograms of red grapes, mangoes, watermelon, bananas and raisins were made and presented to the ravenous primates.
Guest visiting the Bali Zoo were invited to join the festivities and help share the fruit buffet with the conspiracy of lemurs.
Emma Chandra, head of Public Relations at Bali Zoo said the park hoped to enhance public understanding for the need to support all efforts to protect and preserve endangered species.