Can You Spot the Baby Mongoose Lemur?

Baby mongoose lemur
Matt Marriott/Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Do you see a fuzzy little head poking out? It's one of two baby mongoose lemurs born to 17-year-old mom, Rosalita and 18-year-old dad, Guillermo at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Zoo staff isn't sure if the twins are male or female and won't know until they are 6-8 months of age. At that time, males will start to change color and grow a red beard while females have a darker face and grow a white beard.

Mongoose lemurs are classified as a vulnerable species and like all lemurs, they are native to Madagascar. However, unlike most other lemurs, they are one of two species who also can be found outside the island. The Comoros Islands between Madagascar and Africa are also home these adorable creatures.


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