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Zoomarine

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.

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Blue-eyed black lemur at the Bristol Zoo. Photo from Bristol Zoo website.

How Zoos Support Wildlife Conservation

It’s fair to say that zoos have moved away from the image of just being a place for entertainment. Although recreation is still an important focus for zoos, they now place a lot of value on education, research and conservation. When it comes to conservation, zoos have the ability to conduct plenty of ex situ conservation work, such as captive breeding programs. But, there are also lots of ways that they help support in situ conservation efforts that take place […]

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Black and white ruffed lemurs are pollinators. Photo: Mathias Appel.

Tales of a Lemur’s Apprentice #3

Hello again lemur fanatics. I’m back and I would like to talk about Black and White Ruffed Lemurs. The clue is in their name, easily recognisable by their fluffy back and white fur. At Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens, there are three Female Black and White Ruffed Lemurs. For their safety and everyone who visits the Park’s safety, the lemurs are kept in their own spacious enclosure. Ruffed lemurs are very territorial. If they were in the walkthrough, they would […]

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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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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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