Lemur twins named Nelly and Kelly

Two ring-tailed lemurs, born in the Small Primate House, have been named Nelly and Kelly.

dzg_ringtail_lemur_1The male twins, who were born in November to mum, Phoebe and dad, Frank, were sexed last week.

Upper Primates Section Leader, Pat Stevens, said: “We’re really pleased with the boys’ progress.

“They’ve already started to leave mum and explore independently, so they’re coming on in leaps and bounds.”

“Phoebe is a very experienced mum, as this is her fifth litter, so she’s coping really well with two of them.”

Ring-tailed lemur babies are born after a gestation period of 132 days.