Wow. Will you look at people new child blues.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens declared the start this week of a shocking new resident.
The blue-eyed black lemur — whose gender is just not however acknowledged — is the subsequent new child for mom and father Hendricks and Hemsworth, and is the attraction’s second such thriving start of this species within the park’s heritage.
The little dude or gal, born March 10, will keep in a quiet location with its mom and father till it’s outdated sufficient to securely be a part of the remainder of the crew and be checked out by company, in accordance to a Fb put up.
In the event you think about its sky-hued peepers are exceptional, that’s because of the reality they’re. The zoo added that blue-eyed black lemurs are a single of solely a handful of primates who’ve this unusual-coloured peepers.
Indigenous of Madagascar, they’re critically endangered, and each single supply of this species is essential to their lengthy-term sustainability.
“We’ve a number of causes to rejoice this new toddler,” Tracy Fenn, the assistant curator of mammals, mentioned in an announcement. “She or he will much more enrich the social ecosystem and encounter of the zoo’s superb mixed-species lemur group and enhance the sustainability of the blue-eyed black lemur populace.”