Yoda’s causing mischief!

Black-and-white ruffed lemur, Yoda has been up to his old tricks again and keepers are taking action . . .


The 12-year-old primate loves opening doors – particularly the walkthrough’s exit gate, where he regularly gets trapped in the holding pen.

Now keepers have installed two new lemur-proof locks on the gate to halt his mischievous antics. 

Trainee Keeper, Harley Hunt, pictured above, said: “You need to have eyes in the back of your head when Yoda’s about, as he’s got a thing about doors and gates and always makes a beeline for the exit.

“We’ve tried so many different types of locks on the gate, but by watching visitors leave the exhibit, he eventually works out how to unlock them and open it again himself.


“This time we’ve fixed two heavy-duty gate latches to the exit, which he’ll struggle to unlock, although he’s already had a good try at them, but so far he’s still inside!”