Oliver

Ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta

Male (vasectomized)

Born: ~May 2015

Arrival:  15 Aug 2016

IMG_8899.jpg

Oliver was an illegal pet in Colorado, a state where pet lemurs are not allowed. After an incident publicized in the media where Oliver bit a toddler, wildlife officials confiscated him and sent him to the Prosimian Sanctuary. After completing a mandatory rabies quarantine, Oliver was successfully integrated into a social group with other lemurs.   

Oliver currently has no sponsors to help cover his 2021 care expenses!  Will you be his hero?

Media:

Illegal Pet Lemur Bites Child in Northern Colorado

Owner of Nederland lemur that bit toddler faces charges; primate likely headed to sanctuary

Illegal lemur taken into custody after biting child

Illegal pet lemur bites toddler in downtown Nederland

Illegal pet lemur bites toddler in downtown Nederland

Illegal Pet Lemur That Bit Child In Nederland Sent To Animal Sanctuary

Illegal pet lemur bites toddler in downtown Nederland

Illegal pet lemur bites 2-year-old in Nederland

Nederland lemur that bit toddler is ‘in custody,’ its owner facing charges

Illegal pet lemur bites toddler in downtown Nederland

Illegal pet lemur that bit child is sent to animal sanctuary