Leaping lemurs! The San Diego Zoo is building a new home for several species of this energetic, endearing primate. Lemurs are from Madagascar, an isolated island off Africa's southeast coast. The new habitat will showcase some of Madagascar's extraordinary animals and plants, and will also allow us to breed and increase zoo populations of rare lemur species.
Please "leap forward" to help us give lemurs the magnificent new homes they deserve.
Madagascar Exhibit Highlights
- Two spacious, naturalistic habitats for lemurs.
- Seven species of lemurs, including four that have never been exhibited here before: the blue-eyed black lemur, mouse lemur, aye-aye, and collared lemur.
- A habitat for fosas, Madagascar's largest native predator.
- A Madagascar garden—unrivaled in zoos—that includes some of the island's rarest, most beautiful, and strangest flora.
- A cascading waterfall that towers above the exhibits.
- A dynamic breeding program to bolster lemur populations in zoos.
- Location is up the hill from Hunte Amphitheater.
- Opens in 2016, the Zoo's 100th birthday.