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Aramis, the black and white ruffed lemur at Howletts Wild Animal Park

Zookeeper’s Notebook: Getting Started as a Volunteer Lemur Keeper

I have spent an abnormal amount of time watching and listening to Youtube videos of lemurs and other primates. Where else can you hear an indri sing on demand? However, the site has a startling lack of black lemur videos, along with their unique and amusing grunts. It’s kind of pig-like but more nasal. So, one sunny Saturday in May last year I set off solo to Howletts Wild Animal Park. Rather than being a ‘zoo’ it has always handled […]

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