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9 of the expected 30 Ring tailed lemurs have arrived today in the British Virgin Islands, two females and seven males.
The ring tailed lemurs landed early today in the The British Virgin Islands, on the way to their new (temporary home) on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island paradise. The lemurs voyage began in zoos in Sweden and Madagascar. The transition went smoothly and the primates are said to be in excellent condition.
One of the lucky Ring Tailed Lemur’s, in transport to his new island home in the BVI.
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, the Lemurs will have a much more comfortable home with Sir Richard, than their previous home in zoos.
Another imported island inhabitant, the (4) Giant Tortoises can feel it in the air – The Lemur’s are coming!
The Lemur’s, just out of their transport cages, and into their new temporary enclosure on Necker Island.
Frolicking and free in their new enclosure, the Lemurs are scheduled to eventually be relocated to Mosquito Island, - owned by Sir Richard and located within eye-shot of Necker Island.
Comfortable, and having arrived in the British Virgin Islands, the Lemurs inspect their new surroundings.
The Lemurs have their first look inside their new enclosures on Necker Island.
A newly arrived resident of the BVI in the typical “Sun Worshipping” position. The ring-tailed lemur is known to sunbathe, sitting upright facing its underside, with its thinner white fur towards the sun. Sunning is often a group activity, particularly during the cold mornings. At night, troops will split into sleeping parties huddling closely together to keep warm. – from wikipedia
Outside of its diminishing habitat and other threats, the ring-tailed lemur reproduces readily and has fared well in captivity. For this reason, along with its popularity, it has become the most populous lemur in zoos worldwide, with more than 2500 in captivity as of 2009. It is also the most common of all captive primates. – from wikipedia
BVIMUSIC.COM thinks the lemurs are a lucky bunch – Who wouldn’t like to live on Necker or Moskito Island?
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