Six playful new primates are on their way to join an Epsom zoo, and you could be the one to name them!
The new lemurs will be joining the rest of the gang at Hobbledown this spring, and the adventure park and zoo is launching a competition to find them the perfect names!
Native to Madagascar, Ring Tailed Lemurs are an endangered species, believed to be as low as 2000 in the wild. They are nosey, playful animals that are fun to watch and are well known for standing in a yoga type position, warming their bellies in the sun!
The competition opens on February 3rd and closes on February 29th when Hobbledown’s zookeepers will pick the six winning names.
The proud winners will be invited to meet the lemurs and officially open their fantastic new walkthrough enclosure in March.
Assistant curator Dolores Nicholson said: “We are delighted to welcome these primates into our collection. All lemur species are threatened in the wild with extinction due to habitat loss and hunting. Our aim is to promote awareness of these issues and for our guests to have an experience of a lifetime by getting up close and personal in our walkthrough exhibit with these wonderful and amazing animals, whilst learning about the importance of conservation and preservation of the species.”
To enter the competition CLICK HERE
Hobbledown is a multi award winning adventure park and zoo based at Horton Lane, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8PT. Animals range from camels and otters to more traditional farm animals. It is also home to a host of play villages, secret underground tunnels, mazes, role play areas, jumping pillows, a daring High Ropes Course and much more.