Red ruff lemur reintroduced to Madagascar by Dublin Zoo - Dublin Zoo, Ireland.

Red Ruffed Lemur as part of Madagascar Primate Study and Research Group (GERP)

In September 2016, Dublin Zoo transferred a 3-year-old, Dublin Zoo-born, female red-ruffed lemur to her native country of Madagascar. This female, along with a male from the French Zoo La Palmyre, will form the start of a breeding programme. Dublin Zoo is also providing financial support for a feasibility study into a reintroduction programme in northern Madagascar. This project is coordinated by Madagascar Primate Study and Research Group (GERP), in collaboration with the red-ruffed lemur European Endangered Species Programme (EEP).


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