Chester Zoo Celebrates Birth Of First Red-Bellied Lemur

A British zoo is celebrating the birth of a rare red-bellied lemur. Born at Chester Zoo, it's the first of its kind ever to be born at the zoo. The fluffy youngster, whose sex is currently unknown arrived to parents Aina (4) and Frej (8) following a 127-day pregnancy. It was estimated to weigh just 70 grams at birth - around the same weight as a banana. The birth is an important boost to the European breeding programme for the species with the red-bellied lemur listed as vulnerable to extinction in its native Madagascar the only place where lemurs are found in the wild.

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