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Edmonton Zoo Makira Outpost

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Pavilion a first in new sustainable development plan for lemurs

The main approach skirted by the moat. The Valley Zoo Makira Outpost provides indoor and outdoor accommodation for lemurs and visitors, and is the first building to adopt the new sustainable development principles of the zoo’s master plan.

by Troy Smith and Laura Plosz

Lemurs are native to the island of Madagascar, and most remaining species are now listed as endangered or threatened - largely due to habitat loss from deforestation. While conservation of lemurs in Madagascar is a high priority, the country’s poor economic situation and the lemurs’ limited range make protection and preservation an ongoing struggle. (more…)