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Woodland Park Zoo Seek Help to Name Baby Lemurs

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: May 25, 2021 11:11 pm

red ruffed lemur triplets Woodland Park Zoo

The trio of red ruffed lemurs which have been born at the Woodland Park Zoo

Photo Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo are seeking help to decide a name for one of their red ruffed lemur infants born in March. The infant was one of three born to mother, Sally on March 29th 2021.

Sally is a first time mother and has been doing well supporting her infants.

red ruffed lemur triplets Woodland Park Zoo

The trio of red ruffed lemurs which have been born at the Woodland Park Zoo

Photo Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

Two of the red ruffed lemur infants will be named by special friends of the zoo but its the last one which is most exciting. Keepers are hoping you can help decide the name for this infant. They have selected four names from Malagasy, the national language of Madagascar.

The four names which could be used for the infant include –

  • Lanitra (law-NEE-truh) – sky
  • Masoandro (mas-oh-AND-roh) – sun
  • Orana (oh-RAW-nuh) – rain
  • Ravina (ruh-VEE-nuh) – leaf

To cast your vote visit the Woodland Park Zoo website before Thursday May 27th at 3pm PDT. You can find the voting page here – Lemur Naming Vote | Woodland Park Zoo

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Mom and her triplets are currently not on exhibit to visitors at the zoo. Currently the babies are thriving and bouncing around. They have been climbing and playing with one another along with sampling food such as blueberries.

The father of the infants is yet to be determined. Staff at the zoo may eventually conduct a paternity test to determine the father of this trio.

UPDATE May 29th 2021: Lanitra, meaning sky, won the naming poll. The two siblings have been named Alina (uh-LEE-nuh) which means “night” and Kintana (kin-TAW-nuh) which means “star,” both in Malagasy.


The sexes of the three juveniles remains to be determined.

red ruffed lemur triplets Woodland Park Zoo

The trio of red ruffed lemurs which have been born at the Woodland Park Zoo

Photo Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

Learn more about red ruffed lemurs here – Red Ruffed Lemur Fact File | The Animal Facts

Learn more about the Woodland Park Zoo on their website – Woodland Park Zoo

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