The cast of Madagascar the Musical officially cut the ribbon to our new look Lemur Wood and were the first visitors to see the revamp!
We’ve undertaken a £100,000 facelift on the popular one-acre walkthrough, which is home to more than 20 free-roaming black-and-white ruffed, collared and ring-tailed lemurs.
Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “For the past 14 years Lemur Wood has been one of our popular exhibits with visitors, but the improvements we’ve made will allow better access for more people to get even closer to the lemurs and discover about the threats they face in their native Madagascar through new colourful signage.”
As part of the work we’ve built a large wooden balcony area inside the entrance, cut back foliage to allow for regrowth, improved the pathways and steps, spruced up the large pool and waterfall and built a Madagascan hut to display information about the work undertaken by the Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL) which we help fund.
Visit from 11am each day!
Huge thanks, not only to the cast of Madagascar the Musical for performing the opening honour for us, but also to Sedgley Road Aquarium and Selco Builders Warehouse (Dudley) who have helped provide materials and equipment for Lemur Wood. Their continued support is much appreciated.