Marwell Wildlife has enlisted the help of Exbury Gardens to supply bamboo to their family of critically endangered gentle lemurs.
The gentle lemurs are a highly specialised group of leaf eating primates, who in the wild feed exclusively on young twigs, shrubs and trees, such as bamboo.
Because of a limited a supply around the park, keepers sought help from nearby Exbury Gardens, which grows the bamboo the primates need to keep them healthy and happy.
Marwell Wildlife is home to a large family of gentle lemurs and recently celebrated the arrival of twins.
John Anderson, Exbury Head Gardener said: “It’s great that we can develop this partnership with Marwell. The Gardens have large swathes of ‘impenetrable’ bamboo and there remains a plentiful supply here.”
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