New arrivals at animal park

Female black lemur
One of Howletts' new attractions Photo: Dave Rolfe

Visitors at Howletts Wild Animal Park will see some new species this summer in the lemur enclosure.

Red bellied lemurs, black lemurs and crowned lemurs will all be making an appearance.

They are native to Madagascar and the new species include breeding pairs. Howletts keepers are hopeful that they will reproduce, as part of the captive breeding programme the wild animal park's involved with.

Red bellied lemurs
Red-bellied lemurs Credit: Dave Rolfe