Lincoln Children's Zoo Breeding Ring-Tailed Lemurs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Lincoln Children's Zoo is attempting to breed its ring-tailed lemurs, an endangered species found in the wilds of Madagascar.

President John Chapo of the Lincoln Children's Zoo told
Lincoln-Grand Island station that only 20 were born in zoos in the United States last year.

Last year an Idaho zoo sent an adult male to Lincoln in the
hopes of breeding with the Lincoln zoo's three adult females. Chapo
says the keepers worked for months doing introductions, making
certain none was overly aggressive.

Chapo says his zoo has an opportunity to help keep the species
from extinction.


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