The Lemur Experience with Will’s Wild Animal Encounters at Hoo Farm is an intimate half hour experience with 2 species of our oldest living relatives.

Follow your experienced Keeper to each enclosure as first you meet, feed and stroke Count, Julian and Fang our Ring-tailed Lemurs before moving on to Benny and Joon our Black and White Ruffed Lemurs.

Ring-Tailed Lemur

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Two completely different species, as you feed and stroke them you will learn how their relatives are struggling to adapt in the wild.

Our Ring-tailed Lemurs were rescued before being brought to us. Our expert keepers put in long hours ensuring they felt comfortable in their new surroundings and no longer felt nervous. They will now happily come and eat from your hand whilst you tickle their bellies or stroke their backs.

The Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, a IUCN recognised Critically Endangered species, did not have that issue. When they first arrived, Joon chose her favourite place to perch was Will’s shoulders. She often replicates this with visitors when being fed.