Ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta
Born: 1 July 2016
Arrival: 1 July 2016
Residents of the Prosimian Sanctuary are not allowed to reproduce, but Oops! was an accidental birth to former resident Peanut. The surrendering owner of a male lemur told us he had been given a vasectomy when clearly we know now he had not. Peanut became very ill just a week after Oops! was born, with a recurring condition she also had upon arrival in 2014. After several months of intensive veterinary care, Peanut's condition continued to decline and the very difficult decision was made to euthanize her. Fortunately, Peanut's close companion, Layla, adopted little Oops! and has been her surrogate mother ever since.
Oops's 2019 care expenses are 100% covered by her generous anonymous sponsors.