Ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta
Born: ~April 2003
Arrival: 24 May 2018
Current Group-mates: Zazu
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!