Thursday, March 01, 2007

Will you be my Mummy?

Staff at a safari park are hand-rearing a baby lemur rejected by his mother. The week-old ring-tailed lemur has been named "Gollum" by staff at Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling in Scotland.
He weighed just 1.8oz and was 4 inches long when he was born, so staff are feeding him every two hours on baby milk to build up his strength. He is so small they use a kitten feeding bottle. Usually a mother would carry a baby lemur on her back for the first few weeks of its life, and Gollum follows his natural instinct by clinging on to a soft toy.

The ring-tailed lemur, like all other lemurs, is found only in the wild on the island of Madagascar, but is the most common of the species to be found in zoos.

Story by Metro Reporter. Pictures by Andrew Milligan


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's so beautiful, that's so sweet. I'm hoping he'll make it.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

He is so ugly he is cute!! What a little guy.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

omg he is SO cute. you must go tell Mr.Fab that this post is up.

8:35 PM  
Blogger Lynda said...

He's a little cutie. Look how skinny his tail is.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I want one!

9:54 AM  
Blogger Tanya Espanya said...

Ohmygod, I'm horrified, yet touched at the same time. What a squinchy ugly little face. My baby will probably look like that.

Also, I put up some pictures of my Black Cat for you.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Jen said...


I want one too!!

2:38 PM  
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8:42 PM  
Blogger Anon. Blogger said...

Aww! I love lemurs ever since the movie Madagascar! They have very funny personalities. :-)

6:38 PM  

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