Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Lemur escapes, then recaptured

The brown lemur that escaped from the Ramat Gan Safari over the weekend was found Sunday night and returned safely to the zoological center.

It was the second lemur to escape from the safari within a week. The first one was found within a few hours.

Safari veterinarian Yigal Horowitz went to Tel Aviv's Hatayasim street Sunday after the lemur was reportedly spotted in the area, and found it sitting in a tree. He shot it with a tranquilizer and took it back to the zoo.

Safari staff said something may have scared the lemur to make it jump over the electric cable surrounding its habitat.

Story here.

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