The breeding pair of red-ruffed lemurs (Varecia rubra) established at the zoo in 2013 gave birth to its first babies one month ago. This is the first birth of red-ruffed lemurs in La Palmyre Zoo since the arrival of the species in 2009.
Cross river gorillas (Gorilla gorilla diehli) are the most endangered great apes, with less then 300 individuals left in the wild. The species lives on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon and is threatened by poaching and habitat loss.
After a first baby born on October 2012 (16 years after the last owl-faced guenon birth at the zoo!), our female owl-faced guenon (Cercopithecus hamlyni) gave birth to her second baby on January 7, 2013. A very good news for the breeding programme that only has 20 individuals.