Lemurs try out the monkey bars
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Custom-made climbing frame to celebrate launch of Hullabazoo Adventure Play.
As ZSL Whipsnade Zoo prepares to launch its brand new adventure play area, the lemurs are getting in on the action – with their very own climbing frame.
Twins Billy and Taffy, along with the rest of the group, have had a mini version of the play park installed in their enclosure, complete with tiny towers, a slide and a bridge, to celebrate the opening of What a Hullabazoo! on Saturday (May 25).
Not only does the climbing frame provide part of the ring-tailed lemurs’ enrichment activities, stimulating their natural curiosity, it also helps keep the group active.
Keeper Hayley Jakeman said: “As our lemurs are very inquisitive by nature and love investigating new things, we’re expecting them to give the thumbs up to their tiny climbing frame.
“Play is a really important part of the lemurs’ social interaction and provides good exercise for them so creating a climbing frame is a fantastic enrichment activity.”
Hullabazoo Adventure Play has been designed around animal movement and opens to the public on Saturday 25 May, just in time for the half term holidays.