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Lemurs search out Easter treats

Published 02/04/2015 | 18:51

A lemur investigates a hollow papier mache egg as part of an Easter event at London Zoo in Regent's Park
A lemur investigates a hollow papier mache egg as part of an Easter event at London Zoo in Regent's Park

The lemurs of London Zoo have been treated to an egg-stravagant Easter hunt in their new walk-through exhibit.

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They were given hollowed out papier mache eggs, left hanging from branches all around the - In With The Lemurs enclosure. The eggs were full of steamed veg.

Zookeeper Christina Sara Stender said: "They are sociable creatures and love to investigate new things together and mark them as their own by rubbing them with the scent glands on their wrists.

"The treat-filled Easter eggs encouraged the lemurs to hunt around their terrain, seeking out treats hanging in the branches, and foraging on the floor for food, as they regularly do in the wild."

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