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Critically-endangered species continue to thrive at Linton Zoo

Linton Zoo’s breeding programme has resulted in a flurry of recent new arrivals, including the only birth in captivity this year of a very rare white-collared lemur.

The lemur is a critically endangered species, with only 19 in zoos around the world, 17 of which were born at Linton, so every single birth is incredibly important to help safeguard its future.

Linton Zoo owner, Kim Simmons, said: “We have had a fantastic breeding season this year with some very exciting births and hatchings.

White collared lemur Harriet with her baby. Contributed picture
White collared lemur Harriet with her baby. Contributed picture

“This is not only great news for the breeding programmes, but a fantastic reward for all the hard work our keepers put in to caring for the animals here. It also means that our visitors get some extra special treats, as everyone loves a baby.”

Twin binturong cubs, two white-cheeked turaco chicks, a critically endangered hooded vulture chick, red-necked wallaby, parma wallaby and red kangaroo have also been born this year.

The zoo is open daily from 10am to 6pm (last admission one hour before closing).

Admission fees are £11 per adult and £8.50 per child (two to 13 years).

For more information visit its website www.lintonzoo.com phone 01223 891308, email lintonzoo@hotmail.co.uk or follow the zoo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for all the latest news, stories and cute pictures, just click on the link from the website.

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