Endangered Lemur Twin Birth

Keepers at Woburn Safari Park are delighted to have welcomed the arrival of ring-tailed lemur twins, born to proud mum Kirindy on the 23rd April 2024. 

The tiny twins have been spotted clinging to mum Kirindy to the delight of visitors in the Land of Lemurs walkthrough enclosure at Woburn Safari Park.

Kirindy can be spotted carrying the twins on her front as they will instinctively cling to her for the first few weeks of their lives. 

The fantastic news of their arrival comes just weeks after the birth of a male ring-tailed lemur baby, who has been called Koto.


Image kindly provided by Keeper Megan

An important arrival for this endangered species

The twins' arrival is of particular importance, as the ring-tailed lemurs are listed as Endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list.

As with all species of lemur, they are only found on the island of Madagascar and sadly their main threat in the wild comes from humans with their numbers dwindling dramatically due to hunting and deforestation. 

It is now believed that there are fewer than 2,400 individuals living in the wild, which makes the arrival of any new births critical for their long-term survival as a species.


Image kindly provided by Keeper Ruby

Visiting the adorable lemur twins at Woburn Safari Park

Kirindy and her young lemur twins can already be seen in the Land of Lemurs walk-through enclosure.

Over the next few months, the youngsters will gradually begin to spend time away from their mother and interact with the other ring-tailed lemurs, including baby Koto who has already proven to be a particularly playful youngster!