Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is recognized as one of the world’s top ten hotspots for biodiversity. The Madagascar Fauna Group was created in 1988 to protect this beautiful island and its inhabitants. The group functions to fight habitat destruction, rebuild useful habitat, and to establish a successful captive breeding program for lemurs which are native only to the island of Madagascar. Specifically, the Madagascar fauna group is working hard to increase wild populations of Black and White Ruffed Lemurs. They work with several zoos and operate a rehabilitation center to acclimate the captive-bred lemurs in the hopes that they will prove successful candidates for reintroduction into a wild protected habitat. Learn more about this amazing group at www.savethelemur.net. Also, make sure to visit our four resident black and white ruffed lemurs at the Zoo.