Jersey Zoo welcomes newborn baby lemurs

  • Baby Lemurs at Jersey Zoo

Jersey Zoo has welcomed two new arrivals.

Twin Alaotran gentle lemurs were born at Durrell in Trinity on 26 June.

Keepers say the playful primates and their parents are all doing well.

Alaotran lemurs are critically endangered and are found only in the Papyrus and reed beds around Lac Alaotra, Madagascar's largest lake.

Breeding of the animals got underway at Durrell in 1990 in partnership with eight other zoos.

The animals face the ongoing threat of loss of habitat and are killed in large numbers by poachers for cheap meat.