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Meet the ‘Dancing Lemurs’, Chester Zoo Celebrates the Arrival of Endangered Coquerel’s Sifakas

Meet the 'Dancing Lemurs', Chester Zoo Celebrates the Arrival of Endangered Coquerel's Sifakas

These lemurs, named Beatrice and Elliot, are in danger of disappearing and traveled a long distance of over 4,000 miles from the Duke Lemur Centre in North Carolina. Their arrival at Chester Zoo is a significant event as they are the first of their kind in Europe.

A video filmed at the zoo showcases the lemurs’ mesmerizing dance-like movements. Holly Webb, a keeper who specializes in primates, explains that when these lemurs are on the ground, they move in a unique sideways gallop. To maintain balance, they hold their arms up, creating an elegant dance-like appearance.

The baby Coquerel’s sifaka lemurs, who are only eight weeks old, have come all the way from the Duke Lemur Centre in North Carolina to their new home at Chester Zoo, a distance of about 4,000 miles.

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They are skilled at performing amazing tricks in the trees, jumping as high as 30 feet using their strong legs.

The zoo staff, including the keepers, vets, and logistics teams, collaborate to develop a customized diet plan to meet the lemurs’ specific nutritional requirements.

As vegetarians, they will enjoy a variety of plant species, including specially cultivated trees that provide them with unique and tasty meals.

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Primate keeper Holly Webb said: ‘When down on the ground, Coquerel’s sifaka lemurs move around with a fascinating sideways gallop while gracefully holding up their arms for balance – it rather looks like they’re doing an elegant dance’.

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The staff at Chester Zoo are thrilled to take care of these fascinating animals and are eager for visitors to learn about the difficulties they face in their natural habitat.

Coquerel’s sifaka lemurs, which come from Madagascar, have experienced a significant 80% decrease in their population in the last 30 years because of extensive deforestation.

Mike Jordan, the Animal & Plant Director at Chester Zoo, stresses the significance of creating a stable population of these lemurs in the top zoos of Europe. This is crucial for preventing their extinction and preserving opportunities for future conservation efforts.

Mike Jordan, Animal & Plant Director at Chester Zoo, said: ‘Coquerel’s sifaka lemurs are critically endangered, and what we aim to do now is to establish a safety-net population in Europe’s top zoos and help to prevent their extinction’.

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The endangered animals have a unique way of walking on the ground called a “sideways gallop.”

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The lemurs, Beatrice and Elliot, are amazing jumpers. They can cover distances of 20 to 30 feet with their strong legs.

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He mentions that the cutting down of trees in Madagascar has limited lemurs to only a few small areas of forest in the northwest. This shows how important it is for zoos that focus on conservation to play a vital role in safeguarding this special species from disappearing forever.

The place where lemurs naturally live in Madagascar is being destroyed because trees are being cut down.

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Mr. Jordan said: ‘Forests are being destroyed en masse – from burning to provide pasture for livestock to logging for charcoal production’.

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The Sifakas, which are from Madagascar, have decreased by 80 percent in only 30 years. Chester Zoo mentioned that its two new members will help teach people about the challenges Sifakas face in their natural habitat.

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A Dog Heroically Stays Inside a Burning House, Refusing to Leave as He Protects Four Small Friends That Are Also Trapped Inside

A Dog Heroically Stays Inside a Burning House, Refusing to Leave as He Protects Four Small Friends That Are Also Trapped Inside

Who says dogs don’t like cats? People always think that dogs and cats are ‘natural’ enemies and the story below will prove us wrong. This story might be one of the most unusual rescue stories ever.

A Jack Russell mix dog named Leo risked his life to protect and save four newborn kittens from house fire in Melbourne, Australia. When firefighters were trying to prevent the flames spread in the house, they discovered a dog still inside the home. Firefighters had to dodge fallen power lines to reach the dog.

Leo was found lying unconscious on the floor. They lifted him up and were in total shock of what they found beneath him! The dog had placed his body over kittens to keep them safe until help could arrive. Miraculously, the four kittens were unharmed, thanks to Leo. Firefighters rushed the pets outside where Leo was given oxygen. He is now feeling well.

Watch the video to find out! Please ‘SHARE’ to pass on this story to a friend or family member if you also think that Leo is a hero!

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Start Your Happy Day with 14 Lovely Animals Have Braces

Start Your Happy Day with 14 Lovely Animals Have Braces

Looking for a reason to smile today? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 14 adorable animals who are sporting braces and proving that even our furry friends need a little dental work. From cats to dogs to even a hedgehog, these animals are showing us that braces aren’t just for humans anymore. So sit back, relax, and get ready to start your day off with a smile (and maybe a little bit of dental envy).

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