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Rare lemur born at Saint Louis Zoo

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(KMOV)--An endangered lemur species from Madagascar was born at the Saint Louis Zoo.

A Coquerel’s sifaka (CAHK-ker-rells she-FAHK) was born in the Primate House on January 9th.
 
This is the third baby for mother Almirena, 8, from the Los Angeles Zoo, and father Caligula,12, from Duke Lemur Center.

According to zookeepers, the newborn is very strong and is now riding on the mothers back.

Zookeepers are observing the infant and mother every day, and a name will be chosen once it can be determined if it’s a male or female.
 
Visitors can see the sifaka family – baby, mother, father and one-year-old brother Titus indoors at the Primate House every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
The Saint Louis Zoo is one of only eight institutions in the U.S. that is home to this species.
 
The Saint Louis Zoo is home to the international headquarters of the Madagascar Fauna Group, a group of zoos and aquariums committed to conserving lemurs and other wildlife species within their native habitat.
 
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