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Exmoor Zoo’s new arrival now on show

PUBLISHED: 13:37 23 July 2014 | UPDATED: 13:37 23 July 2014

The baby black lemur, now on show at Exmoor Zoo

The baby black lemur, now on show at Exmoor Zoo

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Rare baby lemur born in April ready to welcome visitors

EXMOOR ZOO say they are ‘delighted’ to announce that their rare baby black lemur, born on April 30, is now on show for visitors to see.

The new arrival is a baby girl who is already spending time away from her mum, Copper, to explore the enclosure herself.

Head keeper Derek Gibson said: “She was a great surprise to us all. Herbert her dad was born here in April 2007 while Copper came from Dudley Zoo and is now 16 years old (equivalent to about 55 years of age in people terms), so it was a great moment.”

The black lemur is critically endangered and like all lemurs, they are native to Madagascar.

Only 200 of these animals exist in zoos outside of Madagascar, of which a total of only 18 babies were born last year.

For updates on all of the babies at the zoo, events and competitions follow them on Facebook and Twitter or you can also visit their website www.exmoorzoo.co.uk.

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