The adorable trio were born Friday 16 October to mum Alina and dad Matsiro. The family are doing really well, although Mum is playing favourites and lavishing a lot of attention on one youngster…we’re hoping the other two won’t get jealous!
For the first several weeks, the infants will typically spend most of their time in the neonatal nest box, but Alina has been taking them outside for short stints in the exhibit, so keen eyed visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of black and white fluffiness.
Black-and-white Ruffed Lemurs are so critically endangered species that Perth Zoo is part of the globally coordinated breeding program to help safeguard them against extinction.
Thanks to Perth community donations to the Zoo, we also support the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group which is working hard to conserve lemurs and other wildlife in Madagascar by purchasing native habitat, training rangers to police against poachers, propagating endangered plant species, and helping local communities by working with farmers on eco-agriculture principles.
Stay tuned to our social media and website for more updates on the triplets!