The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (JZG) is proud to educate and inspire zoo guests to appreciate lemurs while helping support lemur conservation on-the-ground in Madagascar. With special interest and passion regarding lemurs in the pet trade, JZG staff works to address this threat to the welfare and conservation of lemurs worldwide.
Lemurs at the Jacksonville Zoo
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (JZG) houses blue-eyed black lemurs (Eulemur flavifrons), black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata), and ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta). The Ruffed lemurs are a successful breeding group. JZG manages a mixed-species lemur exhibit.
Supporting Lemur Conservation
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (JZG) became a contributing member of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG) in 2015. JZG funded the first transfers of blue-eyed black lemurs between Malagasy institutions to set up new breeding pairs. The transfer of these lemurs will improve genetic diversity and demographic structure as part of an international accord of collaboration between various agencies and the government of Madagascar.