Please note that we have been informed that there will be essential maintenance to the payment portal for payments being taken via our website. This is taking place on Wednesday 20 February 2019 between 4:45am and 7:00am. We advise guests who wish to purchase annual passes or tickets to do so outside these times. On behalf of our payment provider, we apologise for any inconvenience.


The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

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Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
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Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

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Red Ruffed Lemur

Varecia rubra

Ruffed lemurs, like all lemurs, are prosimians. They are 'so-named' because of their tufted ears and ruff round their necks.



Size: Head-body length – 51 - 56cm, Tail length – 56 - 65cm
Weight: 3 - 4.5kg



Red ruffed lemurs are restricted to the forests of the Masoala Peninsula of northeast Madagascar.



Red ruffed lemurs feed mainly on fruit and also eat flowers, leaves and seeds.



Up to 4 young are born after a pregnancy of 3 months. They are hidden away in a nest until, at around 5 weeks old, they are old enough to follow their mother.



Red ruffed lemurs are facing extinction in the wild due to the destruction of their forest habitat for agriculture and timber. Hunting is also a major threat. In the zoo they are part of a European Breeding Programme to help protect their numbers in captivity.

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