Ring-tailed lemurs to replace chimps at Henry Vilas Zoo

Posted Thursday, October 17, 2013 --- 4:46 p.m.

The Henry Vilas Zoo will soon be home to a family of ring-tailed lemurs, who will replace the zoo's chimpanzees.

Chimpanzees Magadi and Cookie are headed to the Lincoln Park Zoo to be with a larger group of animals. The Association of Zoos Chimpanzee Species Survival Plan recently recommended that all chimps be kept in groups of 4-7 to best meet their social needs.

The chimpanzee exhibit will be under renovation for a short time as the Henry Vilas Zoo prepares for the arrival of their new lemur group this fall.

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