· The Binder Park Zoo just had a set of triplet black and white ruffed lemurs, born to zoo inhabitants Phin and John. The zoo, which is located in Michigan, has a page where you can "adopt" the babies. Disappointingly, "adopt" seems to mean "give a generous donation and get a plush toy in return" rather than "get to take home a baby lemur." The zoo closes for the winter every October, so if you want to see the lemurs as babies you'll have to get there in the next few months.
· If you're willing to brave the heat and humidity of a southern summer, the Duke Lemur Center - guess what kinds of animals they care for there - has its own set of new red ruffed triplets. The Center also has new baby Pygmy Slow Loris twins (see especially this picture). If you're a lemur enthusiast this is obviously a destination you'll want to put on your itinerary. Visitor information is here.
· Even further south there are the Mongoose Lemur twins at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The park seems very proud of the pair, which are rare and can be seen at Curiosity Caverns ("located near Jambo Junction and the Nairobi Train Station.") It's a big enough event that even Florida's tourism board took notice. Relatively recent pictures, of the pair hanging on to mom's back, are here.
· At the Bronx Zoo they just announced the arrival of two baby sifakas (yes, sifakas are lemurs). The birth happened in June so the babies are still very pointedly tiny. We've already cataloged various different baby animals you can see at the Bronx Zoo this summer. There are enough that the zoo is actually holding an online poll where people vote on which are the most adorable. The baby lemurs won the last round, on account of being baby lemurs.
· The St. Louis Zoo also its own baby sifaka. Mom is a transplant from the Los Angeles Zoo, about which we've written so much lately, and dad comes from the Duke Lemur Center, which we just told you about. They met in the middle of the country, had a baby girl, and admission to the St. Louis Zoo is free. Done and done.
The Binder Park Zoo's baby black and white ruffed lemurs:
The Bronx Zoo's baby sifakas: