Singaporeans Get First Glimpses Of Rare Lemur Twins After Zoo Reopens: Pink Ruffed lemur twins are seen on the Singapore Zoo, in Singapore, June, 2020 (Reuters)
Singaporeans Get First Glimpses Of Rare Lemur Twins After Zoo Reopens
Singaporeans are getting their first have a look at uncommon twin red-ruffed lemurs born on the Singapore zoo a couple of months in the past, after coronavirus restrictions delayed their introduction to the general public.
The yet-to-be named twins who arrived on Feb. 22 are the primary births of the critically endangered species within the zoo since their 11-year-old father Bosco was born.
Their mom, eight-year-old Minnie, got here to Singapore in 2016 from a zoo in Japan.
The couple was specifically matched due to their genetic compatibility.
The rust-coloured primates solely breed annually, making replica notoriously tough, Wildlife Reserves Singapore stated in a press release on Thursday.
“On high of this, females are solely fertile for one out of the few days they’re sexually receptive, making this twin start significantly particular,” it stated.
The twins began to greet guests solely this month because the zoo was closed as a result of a coronavirus lockdown.
The fluffy-furred household with black faces and paws is usually noticed collectively at mealtimes. The five-month-old infants have grown to just about the identical dimension as their mother and father.
Native to the north-eastern a part of Madagascar, crimson ruffed lemurs are a sister species to the black and white ruffed lemurs.
The principle risk to their inhabitants is habitat loss as a result of unlawful logging and looking. They dwell collectively as a household so are sometimes hunted in teams.
(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan and Yi Shu Ng; Enhancing by Martin Petty)
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