Zoo celebrates its first new borns

The patter of tiny lemur feet can be heard at the Parrot Zoo in Friskney.
The patter of tiny lemur feet can be heard at the Parrot Zoo in Friskney.

THE Parrot Zoo in Friskney is celebrating its first birth at the sanctuary - two baby lemurs!

When zoo proprietor and founder Steve Nichols went to do a health check on the rescued ring-tailed lemurs he was amazed to find two new babies hanging from one of the females.

“Both mum and babies are doing superbly well,” said Mr Nichols. “And we are now looking for people to make suggestions as to what we should name them.”

The sanctuary, in Dickon Hill Road, is the largest parrot zoo in the world, with around 2,000 parrots, other exotic birds and animals - including meerkats and giant tortoises.

“The baby lemurs’ mother Kola was given her name as she was rescued from the Pepsi Cola ride in Blackpool where people had her sedated and were using her for photographs,” Mr Nichols explained.

He added: “Their dad Clarence was rescued from an auction by the previous owners and was passed on to the Parrot Zoo in late 2010 with Kola.”

l For more information, or to suggest names for the babies, visit www.parrotzoo.com