Summer babies & our lemur baby names revealed!

June 21, 2015

Summer loving is in the air at Marwell Zoo as we celebrate a flurry of furry new arrivals.

From tiny lemurs to excitable meerkat pups, there are lots of young animals finding their feet – now including a pair of playful cotton top tamarin twins!

Our black and white ruffed lemur Breeze has given birth to twins and this is a fantastic achievement for the critically endangered species. These lemurs are struggling in the wild in their native Madagascar and are at serious risk of extinction. The new babies, like Mum and Dad are part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).

After a public vote the two lemurs have been named Misangodina (Misango for short) meaning swirl and Volana meaning moon in Malagasy.

Other new arrivals at the zoo include four lively meerkat pups, tiny silvery marmoset twins and yellow mongoose pups.