- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two lemurs at the Albuquerque zoo were seriously injured by another primate that broke into their enclosure.

Albuquerque BioPark zookeeper Mary Weise told KOAT-TV (https://goo.gl/nwsO09 ) that a siamang (SEE’-uh-mang) bit the lemurs and injured their tails after prying open a mesh structure separating their enclosures earlier this week.

Weise says the attack was a surprise because siamangs usually aren’t aggressive toward other primates.

Siamangs are a specifies of gibbon from southeast Asia, while lemurs’ home range is in Madagascar.

The Albuquerque zoo will house the siamangs apart from the lemurs from now on.


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