Lemurs Leap into Action as ‘Lemur Loop’ Opens

July 22, 2017

Our exciting new exhibit, ‘Lemur Loop’ is now open, allowing guests to walk through the primates’ enclosure and watch them close up, like never before.

The new walkthrough is home to four different species of lemur. Critically endangered Alaotran gentle lemurs and black-and white-ruffed lemurs and endangered crowned lemurs and ring-tailed lemurs are joined in the exhibit by a new species for Marwell – the endangered green peafowl. 

Guests can enjoy sharing the beautifully landscaped habitat of these engaging animals in a new, themed exhibit at the giraffe house, focussing on the evolution of the species. The new experience, with both indoor and outdoor sections, immerses visitors into a densely planted lemur environment.

Zoo staff are on hand every day until 4pm to teach guests about the loveable lemur troop and their habitats in the ‘Evolution Hub’; from learning about the story of lemur evolution and diversity, to taking part in observation and skills-based activities.

Guests can already meander among marsupials in the Wallaby Walkthrough and enjoy close-up views of diverse birdlife in the walkthrough aviary.

James Cretney our Chief Executive Officer said: “We are thrilled to open this fantastic new exhibit, which is part of a £17 million ten-year investment programme for the zoo. The programme will create new and improved habitats for the animals and offer more immersive experiences for our guests.

“I’m looking forward to seeing lots of guests, young and old, enjoying the unique encounters in the Lemur Loop over the summer and beyond.”