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Animal news
August 27, 2020

Playful young ring-tailed lemurs

How are the young ring-tailed lemurs (born this spring) doing? Zookeeper Victor made this video. They are  energetic and push their boundaries as if they were true teenagers ;).

Although you often encounter lemurs in zoos, it is an endangered species. Diergaarde Blijdorp supports the Madagasikara Voakajy project in Madagascar. Many animal and plant species in Madagascar are endangered or become threatened within a few years due to deforestation and hunting. Large areas of nature are set on fire to make way for agricultural land. The Madagasikara Voakajy conservation project teaches young people about sustainable agriculture in order to reduce the pressure on the reserve. They also train young people to become ambassadors to inspire the residents in and around the reserve to also protect the lemurs. People learn about biodiversity through radio broadcasts.