Good News: You Can Help Save Lemurs in the WildMay 12, 2020
We hope you enjoyed spending time with our Coquerel’s sifakas during earlier today! The Houston Zoo loves its lemurs and has worked in Madagascar with a lemur-saving organization called GERP for many years.…
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
- We awarded Razafy Bernard Faly, a lemur conservationist in Madagascar, the Admission Team’s “Wildlife Warrior” award to help build his capacity to save lemurs in Africa.
- 2019 World Lemur Day festival engaged 800 people in celebration of lemurs.
- We provided support, salaries and equipment for Patrol officers to monitor forests in Madagascar and protect many species of lemur.
- 1 new species of mouse lemur was discovered through our support.
How You Can Help
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.