Lemur Receives Laceration on Finger - Treated by One
of the Best Exotic Animal Clinics in the Country
Well, not all days are good days here at the Sanctuary.
In these pictures you can observe one of our awesome
vets Dr. Marc Kramer, stitching up a lemur boo boo. We are very
lucky to have one of the best exotic animal clinics in
the country, Avian & Exotic
Animal Medical Clinic run
by Dr. Don Harris so close to us! These guys are great
and are always on a 24-hour “Alert Standby” mode
with us, always expecting the unexpected.
On this particular day, one of the female
Ring-tailed Lemurs received a laceration
on her finger requiring a few carefully placed stitches.
Luckily for us Dr. Kramer is an expert
Lemur Stitcher! Ring-tailed
one of the toughest lemur species in terms of recovery
and hardiness, and
this little girl was running around the very next day.
This is first in a series of Behind
the Scenes articles. In the
coming months we will be
documenting more on habitat development, veterinary care and aspects
related to the daily operations here at Tigerhomes. In many
the Rest of the Family" pages will coincide with these
articles since we plan to cover the care of our off-camera species
stitched, cleaned again, and ready to head back to
the Sanctuary. Today she
is doing great !