Primates

Endangered Ring-Tailed Lemurs Born at Busch Gardens

by Holy Cuteness on May 22, 2015

Busch Gardens Tampa recently welcomed three baby endangered ring-tailed lemurs to the more than 12,000 animals that call the park home. First-time mother Canada gave birth to Squirt on March 19, and twins Schweps and Seagramms were born to Ginger on March 27.

Guests will be able to see the lively baby lemurs in the Edge of Africa area of the park in June as the animal care team continues to introduce them to their new habitat.

These births come as a result of recommendations from the Ring-tailed Lemur Species Survival Plan through the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Ginger and Canada arrived at Busch Gardens from the Duke Lemur Center in 2013. Spike, the sire of all three babies, came to the park from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in 2004.

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, ring-tailed lemurs are the most endangered mammal group in the World due to habitat destruction, hunting and the exotic pet trade.


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Baby Lemur’s Leap of Faith

by Holy Cuteness on May 19, 2015

A tiny baby lemur at the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge in Florida takes a leap of faith.


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Orangutan Babysits Tiger Cubs

by Holy Cuteness on May 14, 2015

An orangutan at Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina babysits a bunch of tiger cubs.


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Cat and Monkey Play Together

by Holy Cuteness on April 23, 2015

Watch these two unlikely friends play together.


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Baby Orangutans Enjoy a Fruit Snack

by Holy Cuteness on April 16, 2015

Baby orangutans Budi and Jemmi enjoy a fruit snack of peeled rambutan and guavas in their hammock.


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Monkey Meets Puppies

by Holy Cuteness on April 1, 2015

A curious capuchin monkey meets a litter of puppies and starts to kiss and pet them.


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Tiny Pygmy Marmoset Gets a Toothbrush Massage

by Holy Cuteness on November 23, 2014

Orphaned baby pygmy marmoset Ninita gets a much loved toothbrush massage from her keeper. Ninita was born deaf, and abandoned by her parents. RSCF (Rare Species Conservatory Foundation) staff hand-reared her, and she is now doing well in an enclosure of her own with a handsome boyfriend.


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Babies and Animals Compilation

by Holy Cuteness on January 6, 2014

Here’s a cute compilation of babies and their animal friends…

Hat tip to the Huffington Post.

Monkey Teaches Human How to Crush Leaves

by Holy Cuteness on December 5, 2013

Chino the capuchin monkey, who lives at the International Primate Rescue sanctuary in South Africa, teaches a human how to crush leaves.

Hat tip to the Huffington Post.

Adorable Baby Orangutan at San Diego Zoo

by Holy Cuteness on December 5, 2013

From Youtube; “A two-week-old, female Sumatran orangutan provided a big treat for visitors at the San Diego Zoo today when she and her mother, Indah, came out into the exhibit in public view for only the second time since the baby’s birth. The newborn clung to her mother’s chest as Indah climbed the ropes, cargo nets and sway poles in her habitat, stopping periodically at various perches. Indah gazed upon and gently cradled her baby as Zoo guests and employees watched with delight and took countless photos of the pair.”

From SDZoo.