There have been more new arrivals at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Nature Centre) this week with the birth of four Ring-tailed Lemurs – two on Monday 20 April and two yesterday (Thursday 23 April)*.
(*Sadly the two that were born to Annie on Thursday 23 April didn’t make it and died late on Friday 24 April.)
Born to dad Ralph and mums Cara and Annie, the baby Ring-tailed Lemurs join other recent arrivals at the park in Edgbaston – a baby Pied Tamarin born on 18 February, baby Golden Lion Tamarin twins born on 27 February and a baby Yellow Capuchin Monkey born on 18 March.
Head of Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Les Basford, said: “It’s been a very busy few months with so many new arrivals and I’m happy to say all eight babies are doing very well. These animals are beautiful creatures and I know our visitors will enjoy watching the little ones play.
“On a more serious note, many of these species are critically endangered so these babies are a remarkable achievement and hugely important for the international breeding programmes we support.”
Visitors are invited to leave names for all the new arrivals at the front desk in the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park.
Opening hours for the park are 10am – 5pm, last admission 4pm. Entry – adults £5.50, concessions £4.50, children 3 – 15 years £3, children under 3 are free.
For full details of the park visit birmingham.gov.uk/naturecentre
For further information call Debbie Harrison on 303 4476
The address is Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B5 7RL.