by Leslie Field, Animal Care Supervisor
The Black and white ruffed lemur babies are weighed weekly now to measure their growth and check their health. Our three babies are right on course when compared to the three babies born to the same set of parents two years ago. Last year, with a single baby, he had all the milk he wanted and grew a bit faster as you can see from the pink line on the chart below.
It is exciting to track thier growth and you can get a sneek peak on our lemur webpage. They are still behind the scenes with mom, until the get big enough to explore the exhibit on their own in a few months.