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Miller Park Zoo announces addition of red ruffed lemur

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BLOOMINGTON (WEEK) -- A red ruffed lemur born on April 8 is set to make her public display at the Miller Park Zoo.

In a release, the zoo said this is the third birth of red ruffed lemurs. Parents "Celeste" and "Masoala" also had a litter in 2018. A typical litter is two or three, but sometimes more.

The trio can be seen on exhibit next to the red wolf exhibit.

“We’re very excited to announce the birth of our red ruffed lemur,” zoo director Jay Tetzloff said. “Watching primates grow up in the zoo is exciting for guests and staff alike.”

Red ruffed lemurs are critically endangered, according to the release. They are also one of the few primates who have litters. The average gestation period is 102 days.

All lemurs species are native to Madagascar.

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