World Lemur Day

What better way to spend World Lemur Day than to head to The Wild Place Project near Bristol and look at their lemurs?

Of over 100 lemur species, the Wild Place has 5 – ring-tailed, mongoose, red-bellied, white-belted ruffed and Alaotran gentle lemurs. All but the last live in a walk-through enclosure which means visitors can get incredibly close.

White-belted ruffed lemur
White-belted ruffed lemur
Ring-tailed lemur chilling
Ring-tailed lemur chilling

These primates are ridiculously photogenic, so it is almost impossible to take a bad picture. For World Lemur Day, the white-belted ruffed lemurs were hanging out in the trees whilst the ring-tails did a bit of yogic meditation in the sun.

ring-tailed lemurs
Ring-tailed lemurs enjoying the sunshine
White-belted ruffed lemur in a tree
White-belted ruffed lemur in a tree

World Lemur Day aims to raise awareness of the plight of lemurs that are in danger of extinction. It is part of a festival of lemur-related events promoted by the Lemur Conservation Network.