Lemur Researcher Dr. Jonah Ratsimbazafy Trains the Next Generation of Wildlife Saving HeroesJuly 16, 2019
Each year, 10 students from universities around the US are selected to spend a summer at the Houston Zoo in order to train, learn, and work alongside Zoo staff and regional conservation partners…
South and southwest Madagascar
Location in the Zoo
Wortham World of Primates
Cool Animal Fact
Males have scent glands on their wrists and chest to mark territory. They engage in “stink fighting” with other males after their tails are anointed with scent.
How the Houston Zoo is working to save wildlife in Madagascar:
How we Help Save Them
- 16 rangers and 10 gatekeepers trained in fire safety to improve the means of fighting forest fires in lemur habitat
- 43,000 seedlings planted to increase food availability for grey-headed brown lemur.
- Provided 26 micro-development grants to village associations.
- 470 health checks were performed in order to improve the general health status of local community members
How You Can Help
Donate to help lemurs in the wild:
Become an informed shopper about furniture, musical instruments and other wood products. Whenever possible, choose locally sourced wood and don’t buy anything that is made of imported wood.