Mango

Ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta

Male (vasectomized)

Born: ~April 2003

Arrival: 24 May 2018

Current Group-mates: Zazu

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Mango was surrendered by a roadside zoo in Maryland that was under threat of lawsuits for violating the Animal Welfare Act and Endangered Species Act. He arrived with his companion of 15 years, Raspberry. Both of them arrived thin, missing parts of their tails from frostbite, and in need of treatment for parasites. Shortly after their arrival, Raspberry became ill with a very aggressive form of mammary cancer that had spread throughout her body. We provided compassionate end-of-life care for her and helped Mango find a new companion after her passing. Together Mango and Zazu form the core of our special needs group. Mango requires special geriatric care due to his age and physical ailments. He also seems to be mostly, if not completely, deaf. At 18 years of age, he has surpassed median life expectancy for his species and is the oldest Prosimian Sanctuary resident. 

 

Many thanks to Maria Garbutt for being Mango's Hero and sponsoring his 2021 expenses!

Media:

Challenging the Treatment of Captive Animals at Deer Haven Mini Zoo

Deer Haven Roadside Zoo, Maryland, Allegedly Violates Endangered Species Act; Will be Sued for Animal Cruelty

Maryland Roadside Zoo To Be Sued Over Alleged Animal Cruelty

Animals moved from Deer Haven mini-zoo after pressure from activist group

 

Breaking! Animal Legal Defense Fund Rescues Endangered Animals From Deer Haven Mini Zoo In Maryland