We're proud to announce our sponsorship of The Lemur Encounters enclosure at Africa Alive! in Kessingland and the Lemur Walkthrough at Banham Zoo. The two attractions are long-standing members of the Regency Group and we're thrilled to have an opportunity to give something back and support conversation work in a practical way.
The lemur enclosure at Africa Alive! was built in 2007 and is home to nine ring-tailed lemurs, as well as 22 black headed sheep and four large leopard tortoises. The Banham Zoo enclosure is home to eight male ring-tailed lemurs and four male and one female red ruffed lemurs. Our sponsorship will help meet the care costs of the lemurs in their enclosures, where visitors can enjoy close encounters with these fascinating primates.
Ring-tailed lemurs are classified as endangered in the wild on the International Union for the Conversation of Nature (IUCN) Red List, having recently experienced a significant decline in numbers. They are found in the dry forests and bush in the southern regions of Madagascar, where they are threatened by the illegal pet trade.
Red ruffed lemurs are listed by the IUCN Red List as critically endangered in the world. Their home is primarily in the forests of north eastern Madagascar but their numbers have declined sharply following an upsurge in illegal logging which took place after the Madagascan political crisis of 2009.
There is also pressure on the dwindling population of all lemurs due to hunting, cyclones and forest fires.
Membership with Regency
We have supplied Banham Zoo and Africa Alive! with all their purchasing essentials for six years. We pride ourselves on building strong, positive, relationships with our members. Good business and successful relationship building, is a two-way process; and here we are only too pleased to be able to support the Zoological Society of East Anglia with one of its vital conservation programs.
"We are exceedingly grateful for the Regency Group’s generous support. Every penny donated helps us fulfill our conservation objectives."Gary Batters, Director of Conservation and Education at the Zoological Society of East Anglia (ZSEA)