Richard Branson Plans to Save Lemurs

Richard Branson Plans to Save Lemurs

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lemur in Madagascar by Neil Strickland -CC licenseUsing an undeveloped island he owns in the Caribbean, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson plans to create the first wild colony of lemurs outside of Africa, saying Monday it’s a ‘radical idea’ to save an endangered primate that is disappearing.

Branson said he plans to bring the first group of about 30 lemurs from zoos in coming weeks to Moskito Island.

Experts have deemed the British Virgin Island to be an excellent site that would supply abundant fruit in a secluded habitat.

(READ the AP story in the Seattle P-I)

Madagascar lemur by Neil Strickland – CC license