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Reniala Sarl Park

The Reniala Sarl Park is tourist attraction in Madagascar developed on 29 hectares of land that includes a zoological and botanical park. The Reniala Sarl park is associated with the Société Industrielle du Boina (SIB), which is a company  founded in 1947 to make laundry soap and refining oil.

Located on land owned SIB, the two organizations partner together to create both the botanical park and to undertake small environmental conservation initiatives including wastewater treatment projects using artificial ponds.

Lemurs at the Reniala Sarl Park

The Reniala Sarl Park houses lemurs that have been confiscated by the government from the illegal pet trade in Madagascar.

They currently house:

  • brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus),Reniala Sarl
  • red-fronted lemurs (Eulemur rufus),
  • mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz),
  • coquerel’s sifaka (Propithecus coquerelli), and
  • mouse lemurs (Microcebus sp.).

As one of the few organizations in Madagascar that is legally allowed to rehabilitate lemurs, Reniala Sarl makes efforts to ensure the health and safety of their captive lemurs. For example, they periodically host experts from western zoos and organizations to work specifically with the park’s primates.

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Cotswold Wildlife Park

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The Cotswold Wildlife Park actively engages in lemur conservation both in the wild and through their awareness raising programs in the United Kingdom. In addition, the park’s walkthrough Madagascar exhibit allows visitors to get an up-close look at the lives of lemurs and other fascinating creatures from Madagascar.

Lemurs at the Cotswold Wildlife Park

The Cotswold Wildlife Park houses an extensive collection of lemurs, including:

  • Crowned sifaka (Propithecus coronatus)
  • Greater bamboo lemur (Prolemur simus)
  • Alaotran gentle lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis)
  • Red bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer)
  • Ring tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
  • Mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus)
  • Collared brown lemur (Eulemur collaris)
  • Black and white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)

Supporting Lemur Conservation

Cotswold Zoo Sifaka Conservation LogoSifaka Conservation Project

This project aims to protect Crowned Sifaka in forest fragments in Central and Western Madagascar. Very small family groups of this species have been found in tiny patches of the remaining forest, and the Cotswold Wildlife Park, along with other partners, is working towards the management of these groups. The Cotswold Wildlife Park has provided funding, camping equipment, radios, capture equipment and technical assistance. Techniques learned from this project may well prove extremely useful, not only for the population of Crowned Sifaka, but for many other species throughout the world that are currently at risk from habitat destruction.

Cotswold Zoo helpsimusProject Bamboo Lemur and Helpsimus

This project is dedicated to the discovery and protection of new groups of bamboo lemurs, one of the worlds most endangered primates. The Cotswold Wildlife Park has been heavily involved with this project since its inception and has watched it grow in recent years. In fact, the Cotswold Wildlife Park’s own captive bamboo lemurs have provided an interesting case study in the behaviors and habits of these species and have helped inform research programs of wild populations.

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Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

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Lemurs at Naples Zoo

Naples Zoo is an AZA-accredited zoo and historic botanical garden. Guests can see ring-tailed (Lemur catta) and brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus) on islands seen from a guided boat cruise. The Zoo also houses the critically endangered red ruffed lemurs by their fossa exhibit. Along with other conservation programs on Madagascar, Naples Zoo supports lemur conservation as a Managing Member of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group.

Supporting Lemur Conservation

The Naples Zoo helps promote lemur conservation in the wild through their role as a Managing Member of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group.

The zoo also supports other research work related to Madagascar, including Dr. Luke Dollar’s work with fossas.

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NaturZoo Rheine

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naturezoo rheine lemurLemurs at NaturZoo Rheine

NaturZoo Rheine houses:

  • ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta),
  • black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Varecia variegata), and
  • red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra).

In addition, they will soon be housing black lemurs (Eulemur macaco), crowned lemurs (Eulemur coronatus), and mongoose lemurs (Eulemur mongoz)!

naturezoo rheine cattaSupporting Lemur Conservation

NaturZoo Rheine is involved in lemur conservation in several ways. The Zoo’s director is the chair of the European Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Prosimian Taxon Advisory Group (EAZA Prosimian TAG). This group is made of zoo and aquarium staff that have specialist knowledge and an interest in ensuring healthy captive management of their animals.

In addition, NaturZoo Rheine is a member of the AEECL and supports the Helpsimus organization, which works to protect bamboo lemurs.

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Zoo Zürich

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zoo zurich lemurLemurs at Zoo Zürich

The Zoo Zürich currently houses:

  • red ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra),
  • red fronted lemurs (Eulemur rufifrons), and
  • Goodman mouse lemurs (Microcebus lehilahytsara).

Supporting Lemur Conservation

The lemur exhibits at Zoo Zürich are managed with the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums – European Endangered Species Program (EAZA EEP).

In Madagascar, the Zoo Zürich works with WCS Madagascar — providing them with about 25% of their annual budget to work in the Masoala National Park in northeast Madagascar.

In addition, Zoo Zürich is a managing member of the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group.

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