Monday, December 12, 2011

Freezing Lemur Found On London's Tooting Common

A ring-tailed lemur, native to the east African island of Madagascar, was found collapsed in sub-zero conditions on a south-west London common.

The primate, who has been named King Julien after the character in the animated film Madagascar, was found on Tooting Common on Tuesday night.

The animal has been treated for shock and hypothermia at an animal hospital and is making a good recovery.

It is not known how it came to be on the common.

The lemur was also suffering from severe dehydration when it was taken to the Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria, central London.

It was put on a drip and put in the hospital's isolation unit for close monitoring.

Full story here.

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