Last week we were invited along to the new Lemur Loop attraction at Marwell Zoo. As we are based in Hampshire this was the perfect day out for us as it was just 20 minutes down the road and I’ve always loved going to Marwell, but we haven’t managed to take the boys there yet, so this was a great opportunity to show the children all of the amazing animals they have at Marwell and end our day at the grand opening of the new Lemur Loop attraction.
The new Lemur Loop attraction opened officially to the public on 7th July as part of the zoo’s £17m investment programme this year. As we entered the exhibit I was really impressed to see how much research and information was shared with visitors about this captivating species. Every day zoo staff teach groups all about the Lemur’s evolution and diversity using their interactive and skills-based activities.
It was really fascinating to learn about the evolution of this Madagascan creature, and just how many species there were! There were even a few dinosaurs thrown into the colourful and engaging graphics for even more excitement. The fossils provided fuel to spark their imaginations further, while the Lemur Tree Of Life really bought everything alive.
Once we had enjoyed a good look around the evolution hub we headed out to the new walkthrough where we could walk beside these loveable lemurs; there was much excitement from George as he realised how close they were! It was great to see them leaping through their densely planted environment, sunbathing on boulders just a couple of feet away and cooing over their cute behaviour to one another.
Marwell’s new Lemur Loop exhibit can be found at the giraffe house and it is home to four different species of Lemur, all of which are endangered, so it’s great to see these little creatures settling into their new enclosure so successfully. I am sure they will be a real hit with the public over the coming years with their cute and charming characters in this engaging and educational attraction.
Thank you to Marwell for inviting us along to have a look at the new exhibit, if you want to take a further look more details can be found here.