There’s a double-dose of cuteness at the ring-tailed lemur exhibit – Cushla the lemur had twins!
The babies were born June 10. Now two weeks old, they’re spending time outside and getting acquainted with their troop in their exhibit. The twins are still nursing and spend all their time clinging to mom, but they often peek out to get a look at zoo guests.
“They are doing well,” states zoo keeper Stephanie Raiman. “They can be seen on exhibit most days, unless it is raining. They are starting to poke their heads out more and look around.” Raiman recommends that guests first look for the adult lemur with the shortest tail (that’s Cushla, the mother). Once they spot mom, it’s easy to find the babies clinging to her front.
The twins, both males, are still very small and to call them visually “identical” would be an understatement. The tiny boys are equally and unequivocally cute as they curiously peek out at their surroundings. Zoo guests can visit the boys in Central Zoo near the pony rides.
UPDATE 6/25/15: Zoo keepers named the lemur babies Apollo (meaning sun or light) and Zeus (meaning sky).
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Zoo babies are sponsored by Lutheran Children’s Hospital.