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Now you can immerse yourself with lemurs at Calgary Zoo's first ever face-to-face habitat

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Daily Hive Custom Content Jul 16, 2017 10:00 pm 452

Some things in life never change, like your love for the zoo.

So, you’ll be excited to hear that the Calgary Zoo just opened its first ever fully immersive, open concept habitat: the Land of Lemurs.

The zoo’s first new showcase in five years is now home to Madagascar’s adorable lemurs, including three super cute and cuddly species: black-and-white ruffed, red fronted and ring-tailed.

This unique experience lets you walk around the enclosure in small groups and meet the primates face-to-face, allowing you to forge a unique emotional connection with them.

Land of Lemurs/Calgary Zoo

Lemurs are endangered animals and can only be found in Madagascar. The massive East African island known as a biodiversity hotspot is home to thousands of endemic species, but it has lost up to 80% of its original forest, in turn threatening many of the existing 104 lemur species.

At Land of Lemurs, you can find out what you can do to protect their natural habitat and how the lemurs themselves aid reforestation.

Right now, the Calgary Zoo helps protect lemurs in the rainforests of Kianjavato, Madagascar through a crucial community conservation project.

The zoo believes that only when people join together can nature benefit. It will take a massive community around the world to keep lemurs leaping. Fortunately, we can all make changes and take simple actions that can protect our forests.

Now more than ever, you should visit the Calgary Zoo to welcome these friendly lemurs.

For more information about these affable endangered primates, visit Land of Lemurs online. To stay in the know and get the latest updates, check out Calgary Zoo on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Calgary Zoo Land of Lemurs

When: Now open
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm daily
Price: 0-3 years free /$16.95 child/$24.95 adult/$22.95 senior – Tickets available online via Calgary Zoo


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