Your chance to name animal park’s baby lemur

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The new baby lemur at Howletts

Howletts Wild Animal Park is offering visitors and supporters the chance to name its new baby crowned lemur.

The baby was born to parents Epi and King at the park in Bekesbourne in July and is already exploring his new surroundings.

Lemurs are native to Madagascar where around 100 different varieties exist.

Animal manager Matt Ford said: “We are all so pleased with this lovely addition to our crowned lemur family. He is already getting adventurous, but mum Epi doesn’t let him out of her sight for long.

“The whole lemur family seem to be very taken with their latest member and are often spotted giving him lots of attention.”

The primate team at Howletts has come up with three choices for their new addition’s name.

They are Soa, which is Madagascan for beautiful, Hazo, meaning tree and Radama, a great king from Madagascan history.

The names have been posted on the Howletts Facebook page and votes will be cast using the Like, Love and Wow emojis.

The naming poll coincides with Howletts’ kids go free month over September during which parents and carers can claim a promotional voucher for free entry for children.

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