Lemurs like to do more than move it, move it. At the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, these primates party! Every April, animal keepers throw a big birthday bash for the Zoo’s ring-tailed lemurs, black-and-white ruffed lemurs and red-fronted lemur to raise awareness about these critically endangered species from Madagascar. Get to know them in this update from primate keeper Emily Bricker.
Want to give the lemurs a birthday gift? Donate to the Zoo’s Enrichment Trunk in honor of your favorite lemur (or loved one). Your support helps keepers purchase new toys and retire old ones that have been well-loved over the years.