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Tales of a lemurs apprentice #2

Hello again lemur fans, In this blog I would like to talk about the Endangered Crowned Sifaka. This specie of Sifaka are easily recognisable by their creamy white body, golden brown chests and black crown of fur. They spend most of their time eating and resting, depending on the season and they like to spend time in the very tops of trees. They usually come down to the ground to move between larger clearings to get to other areas of […]

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Tales of a Lemur’s Apprentice

Welcome! Hello fellow Lemur fans. I’ve been looking into areas where I can help, so here I am. This is my first time blogging so here we go. I’m Liam, a volunteer at the Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. Many of you may not have heard of this park and but it’s an amazing park, located by the sleepy Cotswold town of Burford, England. My Work as a Volunteer My day begins by reporting to the primate keepers during their […]

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My Week with Lemurs: Volunteering for Lemur Conservation

Ring-tailed lemurs are one of Madagascar’s most iconic species, easily recognised by their distinctive black and white striped tails. With 3,500 ring-tailed lemurs living in zoos across the world, it could be fair to suggest that these lemurs have become a significant global image for conservation in Madagascar. Earlier in the year, I was lucky enough to spend a week gaining work experience at a Safari park. The park’s troop of lemurs, including playful ring-tailed lemurs, white-fronted brown lemurs, & […]

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Volunteering for SEED Madagascar

SEED Madagascar offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Short-term opportunities range from 2 – 10 weeks  in January, April, July and October of each year. Longer-term opportunities can last a year or more. Whether your passion is sustainable community development or vital conservation work, SEED Madagascar can offer you an unforgettable experience. Our volunteers don’t just come for a holiday – they gain real, practical experience in conservation research and the running of a small NGO in one of the most overlooked […]

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Goodbyes, greetings and a secret from Howletts

After 2 years, 4 months and roughly 100 voluntary shifts, sadly my time as a lemur volunteer has come to an end. It has been an eventful, special and happy period of my life – I’ve been immensely lucky to get to know 18 lemurs and their characters, plus I’m proud to have raised hundreds of pounds for their conservation. Quite a lot has occurred since I lost wrote about most of Howletts’ prosimians. There have been goodbyes, greetings, and […]

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