St. Patrick’s Day - Red-Ruffed Lemur

Photo: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park
March 16, 2011
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Photo: Mehgan Murphy, Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park

The Zoo’s 23-year-old male red-ruffed lemur, Joven, enjoyed a tasty St. Patrick’s Day frozen treat made of apples, pears, cucumbers, honeydew and diluted fruit juice. This frozen “treat” is a healthy supplement to his diet and provides a boost for his active and social lifestyle—no blarney!