www.monroezoo.org) that helps make the zoo better. Big thank you to Heather Morris shown below. She is the La Purchase Zoological Society Manager and helped get me a meeting at the zoo to learn more about the lemurs.
The biggest positive that has happened at the Zoo most recently is the new Splash Park...
View of Monreaux and Penelope below.
P with a big ole snow cone the other day.One complaint that I hear about the zoo is seeing an empty cage. Why is this?? Good question- Accredited Zoos (like ours), do a lot of trading and loaning. There are quite a few zoos up North who send their animals down to us to take care of during their harsh winters. Once spring/summer hits, these animals go back up North to their home base, thus, leaving an empty cage for a few months at our zoo.
Now, back to the Lemurs----here is a little Lemur info for you.
(bag of grapes)They are excellent climbers, but they refuse to swim. They have a gland on their front arm (kind of like a dew claw on a dog) that is a scent gland. They use this to mark their territories and have "Stink Fights" with each other. Basically, its an all out "Who stinks the worst!!" and the one that can't stand the stench looses the territory.
SO cool!! They normally do this in the morning and afternoon. Kelly Hill, (from Blue Sky Loga) told me this is called "easy pose" or "sukhasana" and that many yoga poses are derived from animal poses. After learning all of this, I knew this was the pose that our Lemur had to be in. We named it "Bam Bam the Lemur Tee" after one of the actual lemurs at the zoo. I was so pumped when they let me give BamBam some fruit from my hand. WOW!! Thanks y'all!!
Check out his neat little hands!!
I picked this little outfit out for Phoebe to wear to school today. You can't beat lacy blue jean shorts and a lemur tee-right?!?! hahha
Thanks for reading and see ya Aug 1st!!