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Rare Lemur Debute

By Chester Zoo

In July we welcomed our first baby Alaotran gentle lemur. This was the first birth that the zoo had seen of this species and it took over a month to actually discover the sex of the baby.

The birth was great news for the species as a whole with less than 2,500 thought to remain in the wild - and was seen as another great step towards conservation for the zoo.

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