First video of rare Red Ruffed Lemur born at San Diego Zoo
From San Diego Zoo:
A nearly 3-week-old red ruffed lemur had his weight checked at the San Diego Zoo's Primate Propagation Center this week. The infant is the first of its species to be born at the facility in 13 years and currently tips the scale at 9.2 ounces (260 grams). Keepers have officially named the lemur "Ony," which means river in the native Malagasy language. Visitors can look forward to observing the Zoo's red ruffed family when Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks opens in 2017.
Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the internet and in children's hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global.