Nationwide name search for baby lemur

Nationwide name search for baby lemur

Hoo Farm are asking the nation for help in naming a baby lemur. The competition is part of the activities the zoo has organised to celebrate the 6th World Lemur Festival running this month.

“We've launched a competition to find a name for our baby lemur who is now out and about exploring our Lemur Forest”

Will Dorrell Partner and Head Hoo Keeper

The competition is part of the activities the family-run zoo has organised to celebrate the 6th World Lemur Festival running this month.

The awareness spotlight is on the plight of the Madagascan lemur; one of the world's the most adorable and popular animals. Native to the island country lying off the south-eastern coast of Africa, the world's oldest primate is threatened with extinction. 98% are at risk of disappearance and a staggering 33% are categorised as Critically Endangered, the highest threat level.

In collaboration with the Lemur Conservation Network, Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is supporting an awareness drive by launching its first-ever Leap for Lemurs event. The week-long event starts on Saturday 24th October. The final day of the Hoo Farm event coincides with World Lemur Day itself, Friday 30th October.

As part of the global World Lemur Festival, the family-run zoo will be hosting daily educational talks and introducing visitors to the 11 resident lemurs during their Leap for Lemurs event. Visitors can wander through the Lemur Forest, home to 9 ring-tailed and 2 black and white ruffed lemurs, join the educational talks and enter a competition to win an animal experience by naming the zoo’s newest lemur arrival. For those who prefer to get up close and personal, an animal experience can be booked online ahead of the day.

“We're committed to help organisations that protect, educate and safeguard animals from extinction. Lemurs are one of the world's most endangered group of mammals and we support the mission to raise awareness and save lemurs from extinction”

Will Dorrell Partner and Head Hoo Keeper

“It is necessary to work hard, united, and close to the Malagasy people to save lemurs from extinction. We are facing a crisis that goes beyond Madagascar and needs to be addressed by the world. This is why we are so excited that zoos around the world are celebrating the World Lemur Festival. By teaching visitors about lemurs, zoos inspire new lemur fans who can then share their love of lemurs with their friends and family and act with us to save lemurs from extinction.”

Lucia Rodriguez director of The Lemur Conservation Network

Entrants can enter the competition by emailing info@hoofarm.com with ‘Name That Lemur’ as the subject. The lucky winner will receive a Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom animal experience for 2. The winner will be notified via email on Sunday 1st November 2020.

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Added: Wed Oct 21 10:19 2020 (1 month ago)
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