Lovable lemurs born at Dudley Zoo


Dudley Zoo has welcomed a pair of ring tailed lemurs into their family. For mother Phoebe this is her second pair of twins born in exactly eight months.

She gave birth to her latest batch of infants on April 21st and gave birth to her previous infants on August 21st last year. They are known as Icarus and Kinich.


Senior keeper of upper primates, Sophie Dugmore said, “The new twins are doing really well and Pheobe is a very good mother.”

She is a highly experienced mother as Dugmore explained, “This is her seventh litter and she is very experienced and calm with the youngsters.”


The infants join their family in the mixed lemur exhibit. This includes Frank, their father and older brothers including twins Nelly and Kelly along with Spock. There is also big sister Freya.

It will be a few more weeks until keepers are able to sex the newborns. Young lemurs spend their first 12 weeks attached to the front of their mother.

Photo Credits: Dudley Zoo

By Cale Russell

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