Lemurs usually give birth to only one baby lemur at a time, but on this rare occasion the Cango Wildlife Ranch welcomed two little ones.
OUDTSHOORN NEWS - A spring baby boom is taking place at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn.
The latest in the long line of spring babies arrived on Saturday, 24 September when one of the beautiful Ring-tailed Lemurs gave birth to a set of twins.
Lemurs usually give birth to only one baby lemur at a time, but on this rare occasion the proud mum welcomed two little ones.
Public Relations and Marketing Assistant, Tammy Moult says the staff are thrilled and welcome these little primates to the Cango family with open arms. "The true beauty has been watching them interact over the past week. All the lemur ladies share the tasks of grooming the babies, and if more than one is lactating they also share the task of feeding. Their caring and nurturing ways could teach many of us the valuable lesson of family, responsibility, and compassion." She says the lemur mommy is doing a superb job, and the newborns are healthy and happy. "She even allowed us to get close enough to take beautiful pics. Don’t forget to visit us soon to see these cute beauties for yourself."
Before the lemur-surprise, the spring baby boom consisted of a blue duiker, 8 cheetah cubs, 1 red-bush squirrel, and the goslings which jumped out of one of the blue-gum trees into the crocodile enclosure. Luckily they escaped the jaws of death and was rescued and released on Lemur Island, but have since flown the coop.
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