Monday, March 26, 2007

Gollum Update.

Baby Lemur is Born 4 Weeks Premature. Update 12th March 2007.

The baby Ring-tailed Lemur above was born here at the park in the early hours of Valentine’s Day. The lemur was estimated to be four weeks premature, weighing only 40 grams. Unfortunately his mother, Lucy, didn’t know what to do with such a small thing and the Pets farm wardens had to step in to give him the 24 hour care he needs.

For the last three weeks the wardens have been taking it in turns to take the little lemur home to hand rear him.
This has meant some sleepless nights for them as the lemur has had to be fed every 2 hours. To feed the lemur, they have been using a small kitten feeder filled with SMA gold as it’s the closest milk they can get to the real thing. He now weighs 55 grams (normal birth weight) and is becoming much more active and interested in his surroundings.

The eventual plan is to re-introduce him back into his group as soon as possible and all the signs are encouraging. Keep your fingers crossed.


Anonymous teri said...

I thought Mr. Fab was taking care of him?

6:29 PM  
Blogger Anon. Blogger said...

That is sweet.

11:08 PM  
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11:59 PM  
Blogger geosmythe said...

what a trial that birth seems to be!

8:03 AM  

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