Summerfield Zoo welcomes baby ring-tailed lemur

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Summerfield Zoo celebrates the birth of a ring-tailed lemur.

You can now see the ring-tailed lemur baby and the lemur troop at the zoo’s lemur habitat.

The lemur weighed roughly 5-6 ounces at birth. It will spend its first few weeks clinging to its mother, learning how to jump and climb.

“Ring-Tailed Lemurs are on the endangered species list and continue to have a decreasing wild population," says Rick Anderson, director at Summerfield Zoo. "We are thrilled to announce this birth and invite the public to come learn about this very special species.”

Summerfield Zoo is located at 3088 Flora Road. You can visit during the dates and hours below:

Wednesday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.