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13 September 2013

Melbourne Zoo will soon host a state-of-the-art new home for 11 Lemurs. The new exhibit will enable visitors to step through an impressive bamboo tunnel and emerge in the wonderful and mystical world of the Lemur.

The Victorian Government has contributed $4 million towards the project with the remaining $400,000 raised by the Zoo. 

Lemur Island will house a bachelor troop of 11 Ring-tailed Lemurs, a species native to Madagascar. Six Lemurs are already at Melbourne Zoo and the remaining five Lemurs will be transferred from Perth Zoo and Hamilton Zoo in New Zealand.

Lemur Island will open just before Christmas this year.