PHILADELPHIA (AP) — They’re not quite ready for their public close-up, but four black-and-white ruffed lemur babies are off to a good start at the Philadelphia Zoo.
They were born last month to 9-year-old Kiaka and 10-year-old Huey, weighing in at a combined one-third of a pound.
Kiaka is proving to be a good first-time mom. She carries the fluffy siblings in her mouth from one nest box to another, since they cannot move around on their own for a few months.
They’ll try solid foods at six to eight weeks but will continue nursing for several more months after that.
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The lemurs are critically endangered in their native home of Madagascar. But the species has thrived in captivity.
A public debut at the zoo is planned in the coming weeks.