Rare lemurs being helped by wildlife park grant

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is donating a grant to help save an endangered species of lemur
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is donating a grant to help save an endangered species of lemur

A species of lemur has been given a survival boost thanks to a £5,000 grant from the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation.

The three-year award will help establish and run a protected reserve to help save the blue-eyed black lemur from extinction.

There are no blue-eyed black lemurs at the park, but it does have black and white ruffed and ring-tailed lemurs to enjoy.

Cheryl Williams, foundation trustee, said: “They are beautiful animals and we are delighted to be supporting this initiative.”