One of the first animals you will discover at Perth Zoo is the The Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur on Lemur Island at the Main Lake.
Lemur island provides the lemurs with a suitable habitat that has plenty of shade and cover just like the rainforests of Madagascar.
This does make spotting the lemurs a little challenging but if you look closely you can usually spot a lemur hanging out on a resting platform or swinging along the climbing ropes.
But not to worry if you don't see them, the lemurs are also viewable up close at the primate habitat which I'll share with you another day.
The Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur is critically endangered. Perth Zoo is the first Australian Institution to work with with the Madagascan Fauna and Flora Group, to conserve native species in Madagascar.
The lemur call is like nothing else you have ever heard. It defies belief that such little creatures could make such an unbelievable racket.
Does your local zoo have lemurs? Are they involved in the conservation of these incredible little creatures?