Zoological Garden in Italy, and a member of the EAZA network
Lemurs in Zoomarine
Zoomarine has now lemurs in their zoological collection! Four lemurs catta has been recently included.
Lemurs conservation in Zoomarine
The Zoomarine has many educational events and activities that aim to raise awareness and make crowdfunding supporting conservation projects. Is on going the agreement with the University of Pisa in Italy, where professors work on in situ projects at the Berenty Reserve and ex-situ cognitive research on different species of Lemurs.
Zoomarine follows the guideline of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) and the indication of the TAG group for the species and all national regulation regarding the health check of animals and under strict check for zoonosis. The park has 2 full-time veterinarians that always monitors the health and welfare of the species hosted and periodically make many Reports for the Direction and the National Ministry of Environment and Health.
Marineland is a zoo dedicated to marine species, but we host also other species, especially endangered species. Marineland has a reputation in the professional area of zoo and aquarium, in research and conservation, especially in natural breeding. It has been the first aquarium in Europe to breed sandbar sharks and marine turtles, as well it is a pioneer in breeding programs with some endangered fish species.
Marineland is a member of many notable organizations as EAZA (European association for Zoos and Aquaria), EAAM (European
Association for Aquatic Mammals) and EUAC (European Union of Aquarium Curators). It opened also in 2017 the CRFS (Centre de Réhabilitation de la Faune Sauvage) a rescue center for sick or wounded marine turtles in Mediterranean Sea.
Lemur conservation efforts at Marineland
Lemurs at Marineland
Through permanent contact with the EEP coordinator, we help developing and transfer recommendations for socio-behavioral management, education, veterinary issues, banking, etc. Actually, in our zoo, we have 6 ring-tailed lemurs, located in a zoo environment dedicated to children. Lemurs are also powerful ambassadors who help to raise awareness about the threats they face in the wild and the importance of preserving their natural habitat on which they depend. In that context, as a member of the AFDPZ (French association for Zoo and Aquarium) and EAZA (European Association for Zoo and Aquarium), Marineland provides educative information and pedagogical activities to visitors about Lemur lifestyle and conservation. In addition, experts who work with these species in zoos make their skills available for a better understanding and adaptation of conservation strategies in the field.
From 2013 to 2017 Marineland had actively contributed to supporting the Berenty Reserve, a private wildlife reserve in Southern Madagascar, that has been the focus of scientific research on lemurs for over 40 years. Even if Marineland is no more financially contributing to this project, it feels still concerned by the Lemurs conservation and it will be very enthusiastic to collaborate with Lemur Conservation Network to spread more information about lemurs and those working to save them from extinction in Madagascar. Read more about this collaboration here.
The Cougar Mountain Zoo is located in Issaquah, Washington, USA.
Lemurs at Cougar Mountain Zoo
Our current collection consists of two ring-tailed troops, black and white ruffed and red ruffs. We are looking to expand to four lemur species after the completion of our new World of Lemur exhibit. Our facility focuses on conservation through education and the role these species play as wildlife ambassadors.
Lemur conservation efforts at Cougar Mountain Zoo
The main objective at the Cougar Mountain Zoo is Conservation through Education.
The Zoo’s lemur collection serves as ambassadors for their wild kin during in-person/virtual lectures, demonstrations, and tours. Zoo personnel provides visitors daily with general information on lemur species, as well as ongoing national and global conservation. From there, visitors are able to support additional conservation groups based upon their interests.
The new World of Lemur facility in the final stages of completion will have the capabilities to aid in breeding conservation for lemurs, with the goal to contribute to maintaining the genetic diversity of a dwindling species. Following the debut of this new facility, Cougar Mountain Zoo will be looking into additional avenues in supporting lemur conservation, either through facilitation or participation.
One of our primate keepers is in regular contact with Lemur Love offering research, fundraising support, and ‘Ask a Keeper’ Facebook chat sessions. This helps tie the charity and our collection together, raises awareness, and contributes to education for the conservation of lemurs in Madagascar.
As part of a 282-hectare forestry station including both environmental education and conservation training centers, Parc Ivoloina is of a 4-hectare zoological park operated by Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group.
Lemurs at Parc Zoologique Ivoloina
Crowned lemur at Parc Zoologique Ivoloina. Photo courtesy of Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group.
Along with free-ranging lemurs and birds, the Parc is home to twelve different species of lemurs including the critically endangered black and white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata), greater bamboo lemurs (Prolemur simus), blue-eyed black lemurs (Eulemur flavifrons), crowned lemurs (Eulemur coronatus), and aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis). You will also find tortoises, boas, tomato frogs, and panther chameleons. The Parc also assists in caring for confiscated wildlife.
World-Class Breeding Program
Black and white ruffed lemur with her babies at Parc Zoologique Ivoloina. Photo courtesy of Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group.
Parc Zoologique actively facilitates the success of captive breeding programs both in Madagascar and in partnership with programs in the United States. For example, the zoo has an established captive breeding program for the greater bamboo lemur. In addition, they have facilitated the first releases of captive-born black-and-white ruffed lemurs in the Betampona Nature Reserve, lemurs which had been raised by the Duke Lemur Center in the United States.
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
Copyright Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
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.
Ring-tailed lemurs. Copyright Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.
The National Zoological Park is a part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian includes 18 museums and galleries, as well as the National Zoo. Open to the public 364 days a year, the zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species.
Lemurs at the Smithsonian National Zoo
A red ruffed lemur!
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo currently houses four species of lemurs:
red-fronted lemurs (Eulemur rufus) in their mixed species Lemur Island exhibit, and
red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) in the Small Mammal House.
Supporting Lemur Conservation
Red-fronted and ring tailed lemurs!
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo actively participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan for both ring-tailed lemurs and red ruffed lemurs. In addition, the National Zoo staff are active members of the (AZA) Prosimian Taxon Advisory Group and the keepers engage visitors on a daily basis with educational lemur talks that highlight the conservation issues surrounding these endangered species.