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Twin baby lemurs to make public debut at Naples Zoo

Posted at 7:14 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 07:14:15-04

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A set of twin baby lemurs are expected to make their public debut at the Naples Zoo this weekend.

The Naples Daily News reports zoo visitors will have the chance to see the two male critically endangered red-ruffed lemurs on Saturday.

The animals were born May 1 to first-time parents Ruby and Jacaranda, and are named for their red, sideburn-like tufts of hair.

The parents were brought to the zoo in April, and the brothers will stay for at least a couple years before heading to another zoo.

The public can also participate in naming the month-old twins by submitting name suggestions on the zoo's Facebook page from now until June 27. The zoo will then select three pairs of names for the community to vote on.

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