The Millbrook School, in Millbrook, NY, is a pretty amazing private school. They have a zoo, and it teaches their students hands-on about endangered species and preservation. It’s called the Trevor Zoo, and though it’s closed to the public right now, today they announced an adorable new addition to their family: a cute black and white ruffed lemur!
If you love cute baby animals, you aren’t going to want to miss this one!
What is a Black and White Ruffed Lemur?
Image via Unsplash: Adult Black and White Ruffed Lemur
The Black and White Lemur is native to Eastern Madagascar. They make a wonderful, sometimes even scary, assortment of noises and calls, like in the video below.
Meet The Newest Baby!
Image via Screen Capture of Featured Video
Their YouTube video caption calls out: We have a new Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur, born to parents Maki and Bombo. Check out the announcement from student curator Amber Hatfield ’21!
These lemurs have been known to have up to 6 babies at once, and often deliver twins or triplets. Maki and Bobo delivered one healthy baby on April 11th, 2020.
Maki and Bombo’s new baby is a healthy, happy little lemur who is gaining weight and appears to be thriving.
That’s a picture of the new baby with his mom (or dad, we’re not sure), at the Trevor Zoo. You can watch the baby’s birth announcement, below. We’ll give you a little more information about the zoo below, as well as links to watch their live stream!
More About Millbrook’s Trevor Zoo, and Streaming Their Lemurs
The Trevor Zoo is unique. Founded in 1936, by Frank Trevor, it is the only zoo in the country that’s in a high school. Trevor was the Millbrook Schools first biology teacher, and his passion for wildlife, and sharing his love of it, has shaped many student’s lives since.
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredits their zoo, as well. There are only 232 accredited zoos. That makes this student-curated zoo more than just special, it truly is one-of-a-kind.
Interesting facts about the Trevor Zoo
- This unique and creative project has been going for nearly 85 years
- Their 6-acre plus facility is home to 80 species
- The zoo houses more than 180 indigenous and exotic animals
- Currently, they have 8 endangered species
- They have an in-house veterinary clinic
Can’t Get Enough?
Click here to stream the black and white ruffed lemurs! We also encourage you to visit the Zoo’s website and consider donating to help them keep their beautiful collection of animals during the shutdown.
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