the month of November 2002
The Sanctuary Receives 3 Brown Lemurs
We are happy to announce the addition of three new members to the
Tiger Homes Sanctuary (THS) family. Our friends Michael and Amber
Zito from the Primate Conservancy have placed three extremely friendly
Brown Lemurs (Lemur fulvus fulvus) with us. You
may remember that Mike and Amber also placed the group of Ring-tailed
us that we now have on cam in their habitat.
These particular lemurs are all female and
unbelievably friendly, absolutely loving attention from David
and myself. The moment
they were released into their new environment with the Ring-tails,
they hopped up on my shoulders to groom me and lick my ears.
You want to talk about a "WET WILLY"! Wow, having two lemurs
lick your ears almost made me fall over! As I just mentioned,
we released these individuals in the Ring-tailed Lemur habitat.
We did this for two reasons; first being that all of these
lemurs already new each other from being housed previously
at the Conservancy, and second, cohabitating mixed species
is a fantastic form of "Environmental Enrichment". This creates
all kinds of normal politics and social behaviors to be expressed,
thus adding to the naturalistic environments Dave and I strive
to create for all of the animals housed here at THS.
For the time being, the Brown lemurs are
allowed access to private areas off camera and away from the
Ring-tails to allow them
to acclimate and to safely reestablish proper pecking order
politics within the habitat. As time goes on you will start
seeing the Brown Lemurs out and about more and more. These
girls are so sweet, I am sure their personalities will delight
you as you watch them on our cams.
THS, would like to thank the Mike and Amber
at the Primate Conservancy for placing these wonderful animals
with us as
well as furthering our attempts to educate our viewers on yet
another incredible species of lemur. As always, keep on watching
our cams and visiting often as the THS is evolving on a daily
basis. David and I sincerely hope you are enjoying the fascinating
lives of some of Earths most remarkable wildlife. By viewing
our cams and reading the pages in our web site, we hope to
instill an appreciation and desire to protect all animals and
remaining natural habitats worldwide. You can also help the
THS's goal to constantly improve the lives of our residents
by visiting our GIFT SHOP. Your purchases and adoptions are
extremely appreciated and needed! Thank you again for being
part of our family of learners and supporters.
Remember, there are many ways to help the cause. Here
are a few.
1) Tell everyone you know about the website. By increasing the number of visitors,
we increase the awareness of the danger these wonderful creatures face.
2) If you have a website, link to us - http://www.tigerhomes.org/
3) Submit our site http://www.tigerhomes.org/ to
any webcam sites you may visit.
4) Make a donation to the sanctuary. There is an area on the gift shop for those
who want to contribute.
5) Purchase items from the gift
shop. They make great gifts and are for a worthy
6) Adopt a pet.
of the sanctuary animals.
Remember, our main mission is to spread an interest in saving
wild animals and wild places but we can't do it alone.
Story by: Jason and David