World Lemur Day
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Leap for the amazing primates of Madagascar with an activity-packed day highlighting lemurs!
- Meet a member of the Primate Team at Lemur Keeper Talks.
- “Leap like a Lemur” while learning about the vital role these animals play in their natural habitats!
- Become a conservation hero by discovering the threats lemurs face in the wild and find out more about the easy ways you can help.
- Support lemur conservation by purchasing a special Animal Awareness Day tote bag. All proceeds will go to supporting the Madagascar Flora and Fauna Group.
World Lemur Day activities are free with general admission; free for Zoo Atlanta Members and children under 3. Check the back of your map for times and locations.
Why should you care?
Many lemur species are on the brink of extinction. With 91 percent of all lemur species and subspecies classified as Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, lemurs are the most threatened group of mammals worldwide.
Madagascar, the only place in the world where lemurs are found, is home to 110 species of lemurs and is a global hotspot of biodiversity. Only 10 percent of Madagascar’s land area remains as suitable primate habitat. Lemurs are threatened by habitat loss and deforestation, and they could be extinct in 20 years without targeted conservation efforts.