Any day spent with animals is sure to be one of the best days ever! They have a way of making you feel loved, even if they’ve never met you before. All of the animal encounters at Wild Florida are experiences you’ll never forget and no two are the same… especially when we’re talking about an encounter with the lemurs. The conspiracy of lemurs (that’s what they call a group of lemurs) in the Wild Florida Gator Park are really sweet and filled with energy. If you’re having trouble deciding which animal encounter to experience during your visit to Wild Florida, let us tell you why a lemur encounter should be at the top of your list.
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Lemurs are one of the most endangered species in the world. You may know of this animal from their species being featured in the movie ‘Madagascar’, and in case you didn’t figure it out, they’re actually from there, too! You won’t typically find this primate anywhere other than the island of Madagascar and in captivity. The biggest threat they face is deforestation due to slash-and-burn agriculture. These cute, furry guys are known to raid crops and steal fruits from villages which gets them in trouble, too. They behave best in captivity and get along really well with humans. It also keeps them safe and under proper care. It’s not every day that you’re able to say you spent the day with a rare species like the lemur.
Lemurs love to chat and are very social. While adventuring through Wild Florida’s Gator Park, you’ll hear many animal sounds, some you may not be able to identify. But we’re willing to bet it’s almost always our little lemur friends (ok, sometimes the peacocks outshine them or even the growl of a gator). These guys may be tiny, but they are the most vocal of any of our animals. They always have something to say regardless of what kind of mood they’re in. Lemurs are known to all chime in when one of them starts talking, too. You can say they are not shy at all, and if you get them to stop and pose for a photo, it’ll be one you will share forever. Not all animals are as outgoing and chatty as the lemurs are, so you’ll always have someone to talk to when you’re hanging with these guys.
Lemurs are like energizer bunnies. These little ones are always moving and climbing around. They’re nocturnal, which means they’re most active at night, however, Wild Florida lemurs seem to always be awake and ready to play at all hours of the day. So, when you hang out at their house on the day of your encounter, make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before because they’re hard to keep up with. They may even take a quick rest on your head! You’ll be entertained just by watching these little jumping beans move around… and you’ll probably need a nap after it, too.
Lemurs are a lot smarter than you think. Believe it or not, these noisy, tiny primates are super smart! Lemurs have the ability to learn patterns and learn tasks that are often too complex for monkeys and apes. They can be trained to use all kinds of tools and have a great memory… so don’t think they’ll forget you next time you stop by Wild Florida to play with them!
Lemurs have opposable thumbs. You may be thinking, Why would that make me want to book my animal encounter with them? Well, this means they’re able to grasp and hold objects easier. Be sure to watch out for the cranberries, they will search your hand for their favorite treat. But the real reason we thought this was worth mentioning is because lemurs at Wild Florida love to hold hands! How adorable is that?
Ready to meet your newest furry friends? After spending the day with the wildest conspiracy of lemurs at the Gator Park, you and your family can move it move it to a Wild Florida airboat tour for some hair-blowing fun!