Layla was the first Ring-tailed lemur to become a resident of EPF's Prosimian Sanctuary. She was born into the pet trade and had four different "owners" in less than 5 years. At one of those homes, she lost several fingers to some wolves that she was housed next to. Someone also had all of her canine and incisor teeth removed to prevent her from biting. Despite all the adversity Layla faced prior to finding safe haven with us, she is now thriving and considered one of the most behaviorally normal lemurs at the sanctuary. She is the dominant female in her group, is the surrogate mother of Oops!, and is strongly bonded to Sam.
In the photo to the right, Layla and her best companion Sam are enjoying the sights from an overhead chute that connects their group's indoor quarters to their large outdoor habitat.
Layla's 2019 care expenses are 100% covered by her generous anonymous sponsor.