Monday, April 20, 2009

Baby Lemur Dies After Falling Into Moat

houdini lemurThe Little Rock Zoo says a baby lemur that was rescued from a moat and given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation has died, one day after the near-drowning.

The zoo says the baby lemur, Houdini, was found dead Thursday night. Houdini fell in the moat Wednesday afternoon and was pulled from the water by a primate keeper. Zoo curator Joe Darcangelo performed mouth-to-mouth on the lemur, which weighed less than one pound. Houdini was then taken to the zoo's veterinarian hospital, where he appeared to be doing fine, the zoo said.

Zoo officials don't yet know the cause of death, but noted that it's not unusual for an animal to die after nearly drowning.

Story here.

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