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Papa Lemur

Back in May of last year I posted a photo of a Mother Lemur with a baby.  There were several males in the “Conspiracy of Lemurs”, yes a group is called Conspiracy, that I was able to photograph.  They sit upright either on the ground or like this one in a tree.  I find them quite comical to watch.  The device around its neck is a transmitter that all adults wear so the facility can keep track of where they are in the Conservation area.

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Momma Lemur and baby

This past week I was invited to visit the Lemur Conservation Foundation located near Mayakka City, FL. in Manatee County.  The foundation was established in 1997 and have  accumulated 120 acres of forest to house their facility.  Approximately 56 lemurs of different varieties live in two 10 acre forests surrounded by a 13 foot fence.  It was an amazing experience to photograph two species, the ring-tailed and red-cuffed.

This female ring-tailed Lemur was named Ansell.  She is 18 years old and had one male baby just over a month ago. The little guy was either nursing or on her back the entire time we were there.

Lemur Mother and baby