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Baby Lemur

Observed: 11th June 2008 By: DeeJayDeeJay’s reputation in MammalsDeeJay’s reputation in Mammals
Baby Lemur
Description:
Identifications
  • Lemur
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    Red bellied lemur (Eulemur rubriventer)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Jonathan's picture

At Woburn Wildlife Safari

At Woburn Wildlife Safari Park?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

DeeJay's picture

Hi Jonathan

You are right - Woburn Wildlife Safari Pk
I suppose this is cheating but I just thought it looked cute.

DeeJay's picture

Yes Jonathan.....

At Woburn, it was a good visit with lots of animals awake and active.
I'm not a fan of captured animals but zoos and wildlife parks do protect endangered species at least and educate us.

the naturalist man's picture

Red belied lemur

I've added an identification, however, we don't usually do captive animals on iSpot.

Graham Banwell

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http://www.ispot.org.uk/forum/8411

DeeJay's picture

Hi Graham

I stand corrected, apologies.
I missed that bit in the rules.
No more captives, although I have to say that such places do good work with endangered species and educating us inquisitive mortals.

the naturalist man's picture

Captive species

It's not a 'rule' as such, it's just that iSpot is about recording wildlife and any confirmed record is sent via iRecord to various county and national recorders, e.g. The Mammal Society. Therefore, a record of a lemur in Bedford kind of throws the British list out somewhat!

Personally, I'm happy to identify anything; but some people do get a little upset by observations of captive or domestic animals. However, even I draw the line at domestic dog and cat breeds - and before some cleaver person asks about gerbils, hamsters etc. that goes for all pets! I do identify livestock as I see them as part of the British countryside, and they do roam free(ish) - especially rare breeds used for conservation purposes because there is usually a good, and relevant, story to tell about their reason for being where they are.

Graham Banwell

Visit the iSpot Yorkshire forum for information on events, issues and news relating to 'God's own country'
http://www.ispot.org.uk/forum/8411

DeeJay's picture

Fair comment Graham

I agree with your comments, especially relating to livestock - I think pigs are especially interesting, subject of much physical abuse in factory farms yet probably a sow is one of the best 'mothers' on the UK animal scene.

I'll keep my photos to those of wildlife in future - thanks for the advice.