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Endangered Lemur Born at St. Louis Zoo

Baby lemur born at St. Louis Zoo

A baby Coquerel’s sifaka, an endangered kind of lemur, was born at the St. Louis Zoo on February 16. The baby will cling to its mother Almirena’s belly for a month and then transfer to riding on her back.

Sifakas are unique because they possess frog-like legs and hop on two feet.  Their powerful legs allow them to leap from tree to tree. Coquerel’s sifakas, native to Madagascar, are in danger of extinction due to habitat loss from logging and farming.

For more info: St. Louis Zoo

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