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Culprit Who Stole Endangered Lemur From Zoo Finally Found

The endangered ring-tailed lemur, known as Isaac, was stolen from Santa Ana Zoo last summer. When employees at the zoo showed up for work that faithful morning of July 28th, 2018, they noticed something was amiss. The lemurs and monkeys were wandering the zoo like small furry tourists -- completely loose. 

Someone had cut holes in the chain fence large enough for their escape. The zookeepers jumped into action and used grapes to capture the lot and did a head count. One was missing. The 32-year-old lemur, Isaac. Isaac is believed to be the oldest ring-tailed lemur currently living in captivity in North America. 

The search party began immediately, but things took a strange turn. 10 miles from Santa Ana, the police received a phone call from the Marriott Hotel stating that the have a strange parcel at their door, along with a head-written note,

"This belongs to the Santa Ana Zoo. It was taken last night please bring it to police."

The zookeepers and the rest of the staff were thrilled to have Isaac back unharmed. But the question still remained, who? and why?

Police have finally got the answer.


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Animals In Zoos Are Getting Ice Lollies With Fruit During This Massive Heatwave Across Europe

There's a massive heatwave across Europe right now, gripping France, Spain, and Germany. Temperatures have risen up to 38 degrees Celsius (100 F) and the poor animals in the zoo are feeling it! Thankfully, their caretakers are looking out for them and finding ways to keep them cool! From frozen treats to a nice rinse -- these zookeepers are doing their best to help the animals during this heat! .

Watch the videos below to see these animals enjoy some much needed refreshments! 

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Duke Lemur Center Welcomes It's First Birth Of The Season, The Granddaughter Of The Famous Star Of Zoboomafoo

The legendary bloodline lives on! For those of you who don't know, before there was Grumpy Cat, Youtube, or Vine, there was Zoboomafoo, and he was a classic. Jovian, a Coquerel's sifaka lemur was the star of a 90s short-lived PBS wildlife show called Zoboomafoo. In the show, he would bounce around, snack and stare at the kids of the show. He sadly passed on in 2014 of kidney failure at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, N.C. He was 20½ years old.

Now, The Duke Lemur Center has announced their first birth of the season and it just so happens to be the granddaughter of the legendary Jovian! Check out the new pictures released of Marie, a critically endangered Coquerel's sifaka born February 23, 2019 to first-time parents Gertrude and Remus!

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Jovian the lemur, better known as Zoboomafoo, died Monday at the age of 20.5 at the Duke Lemur Center, where he spent his entire life. His co-hosts on Zoboomafoo, Chris & Martin Kratt had this to say about Jovian:

"He'd jump in through the window and we'd feed him mangoes or garbanzo beans. Sometimes he'd grab our noses with those soft sifaka hands. He was very social and calm. He was young and good-looking and very gentle."

Jovian is survived by his second partner, Pia, a brother Julian, aged 22, 7 children and 4 grandchildren.You can read Jovian's full obituary on Duke Today here.



If this got you right in the feels, join in on the twitter-feels remembering Zooboomafoo now.