February 28 - February 29
It's a Leap Year! Join us on Sunday & Monday, Feb 28 & 29, to celebrate Leap Day Weekend with fascinating lemurs. Watch these acrobatic, long-tailed primates receive special enrichment treats.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Animal enrichment is a very important part of animal care. Zookeepers provide activities that challenge our animals, offering physical and mental exercise. Enrichments improve an animal's quality of life by creating a more stimulating environment and encouraging species-typical behaviors, which is good for their physical and mental health.
- See lemurs enjoy enrichments at 11 am and 2:30 pm
- Hands-on craft: Lemur headbands
- Leap & pin the tail on the lemur
Meet the Lemurs
Black and White Ruffed
The species of lemurs represented at the Zoo range from Vulnerable to Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List assessment. Wild lemurs are threatened by habitat loss due to firewood and charcoal production in the forests of Madagascar. Lemurs are also hunted for food in some areas.